A few weeks ago, Eddie found a scorpion in the laundry room resting high up on the wall near the ceiling. When he told me, I ran to get my small black light to see if it would glow. I read on one of the forums to which we belong that scorpions fluoresce when under a black light and I wanted to see for myself if that was true. So off I ran to the laundry room (which is located at the end of the terrace) with my black light. Sure enough, that sucker glowed and it was a beautiful florescent blue.
I was having a lot of fun flashing my black light at him and Eddie was taking the pictures. It was a bit difficult to get a really good photograph so we had to try several times. Finally, Eddie mentioned to me that it might be a good idea to leave the scorpion alone as he might become annoyed and drop down on me. Since I didn’t want to be stung, I agreed that we should leave him alone. The next morning, I went into the laundry room to see if the scorpion was still there…and he wasn’t, well at least not in the same spot. I did check around with my black light and didn’t see anything blue glowing in the recessed corners of the dimly lite laundry room. So, I guess he did leave for good.