Glow-y Scorpion Exoskeleton

No matter the color, whether it be jet-black or other, scorpion exoskeletons emit photons when exposed to ultra-violet light, causing them to glow in the dark. A new hypothesis suggests that the entire exoskeleton of a scorpion is a one ginormous eye, detecting when light or shadow is draped across it so the scorpion knows when and where to hide.

SCORPIBRO SAFETY TIP: Do not leave a scorpion under a UV light for extended periods of time, as the rays will eventually kill it.

(source top photo: furryscalyman, via: wired / obviouswinner)

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    scorpions scare me more than any other creepy crawly. i always think of them stinging me and then pinching my achilles...
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  20. crackinwise said: Fuck that. Aim five UV lights at it until it croaks.
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