I just learned that some of my millipedes are UV reactive!


Wow! These photos are amazing. What species are these and what did you use for your UV source?

Not sure on the species, they are Appalachian mimic millipedes though. I have a UV LED flashlight that is pretty powerful.

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There are a number of arthropods that fluoresce under UV. Makes for a lot of fun hunting critters at night with a UV flash :+1:t4:

The main reason I got it was for scorpion hunting :slight_smile: I haven’t found too many critters that light up but I take it with me whenever I’ll be out at night.

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