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Emperor Scorp. Pics

Discussion in 'Invertebrates General' started by missabrat, Feb 22, 2009.

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  1. missabrat

    missabrat Elite Member

    Hi, this is "willis" my lovely emperor scorpion, I have had her for a year now, she is awesome just to sit and watch, one pic is of her under a black light last week (no it is not always on, just for watching or pics now and then) the other is of when I first got her.

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  2. Lucysfriend

    Lucysfriend Elite Member

    What ya talking about Willis? LOL I couldn't help it! Gosh I hope you remember that show,lol.
    How big it is? It looks HUGE.
    Why does it show up such a pretty color under that light?
  3. missabrat

    missabrat Elite Member

    LOL yes I remember that show, always been my favorite saying:) She is just about 6 inches right now, eating like crazy!

    The fluorescence is caused by a thin, transparent film (hyaline) in the outermost layer (cuticle) of their exoskeleton contains a protein that fluoresces.
    Newly molted scorpions do not fluoresce. As the new cuticle hardens, the fluorescent quality increases.
  4. StoneSour

    StoneSour Elite Member

    Very cool looking emp! :) Very nice pics!

    Oh yeah, I love seeing pics of scorps under black lights.
  5. missabrat

    missabrat Elite Member

    thank you, she is awesome, she is also getting professional photos done this weekend by a local tv station that will be doing a spot about them, can't wait to see the finished product!
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