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Baby Scorpions Under a Black Light

Our resident scorpion mom had babies! A couple of things we discovered along the way… 1- Baby Scorpions DO NOT glow under a black light! Scorpions glow due to a protein found in their exoskeleton. It’s believed by some that scorpions maybe able to detect UV rays via this protein. Apparently this protein is not found in the baby scorpions. It may take a few more molts before this protein appears. Here are a few more photos of the baby scorpions under a black light. 2- The mother Scorpion will not let the baby scorpion back on after it falls off at this stage. These baby scorpions are now a… Read More