A new video highlights a mysterious trait of scorpions – when exposed to ultra violet (UV) light, the arachnids glow a stunning blue or purple.
The 14 second clip shows a brownish colored female scorpion carrying dozens of babies on her back, which are similar in color, but when a UV light is shined, the group glows with creepy electric colors.
The adult scorpion turns a bluish, green hue, while her babies become a bright purple.
The UV light is converted when it interacts with the scorpion’s proteins, but scientists have yet to determine the evolutionary reason behind this mystifying feature.
Some speculate the glowing may help the arachnids find each other, know when it is time to hunt or it could be a way to confuse prey, according…