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Isopods GLOW under UV light!


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On 11/18/2020 at 1:38 PM, Shuos Zehun said:

I did discover that dry-roasted peanuts fluoresce disturbingly well

I've read that fresh peanut butter will glow under a black light too!  But I've yet to test it out.

5 hours ago, Allpet Roaches said:

I tried all my big species and never saw a hint. I never thought to look at either Trichorhina.

It seems that at least one Cubaris species will glow too:

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(Cubaris sp. ‘Blonde Rubber Ducky’ from dartknightexotics reddit page)

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On 11/17/2020 at 11:55 PM, Acro said:

I just found out that some isopods will glow under UV light!

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(Trichorhina tomentosa pictured, from dartknightexotics.com)

Are there any other species that do this???

I don't know how they made these photos but I have a black light flashlight and tried both species and don't see anything like these images.

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