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Keychain flashlight that can find scorpions

on July 13, 2009 7:01 am

photon-scorpion

Scorpions give me the creeps. Luckily, I don’t live in an area where we have those evil looking critters. If I did, I’d want a Photon Scorpion Finder Freedom Micro keychain light. How can an LED flashlight find a scorpion? A unique feature of nearly all scorpions is that their bodies will fluoresce brightly under any UV light. The Scorpion Finder keychain light shines a beam of UV light that can be used to check sleeping bags and shoes for these glowing stinging crawlies. This item would make a great gift for soldiers in Iraq or Afghanistan.

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    This should be coupled with a green laser that would let you fry them to a crisp once they are found!

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    Keith Anderson says:

    I bought one of these:
    http://www.urineoff.com/estore/index.php/urine-finders/led-mini-urine-finder.html
    at a feed store of all places for $10. It has nine UV LEDs and runs on 3 AAAs. I bought it to hunt for tomato hornworms in my garden (supposedly they fluoresce too, but I haven’t had any yet…) It throws way more light than a Photon, but it won’t fit on a keychain. It works really well – I go out at night and find pieces of gravel that glow yellow an purple all the time. It also charges up anything glow-in-the-dark in about 10 seconds.

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    John Kes says:

    Something that Judie of Gear Diary could use, since she lives in Texas.

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    Julie says:

    @John Very true! She needs one for rattlesnakes too ;)

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    Judie says:

    Thanks for thinking of me. :-)

    You haven’t “lived” until you’ve had a scorpion crawl into bed with with you… (true story) :-P

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    Julie says:

    @Judie You are giving me the heeby jeebies!

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