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Keychain flashlight that can find scorpions

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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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  • Smythe Richbourg July 13, 2009, 9:48 am

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

  • Keith Anderson July 13, 2009, 12:16 pm

    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.

  • John Kes July 13, 2009, 1:05 pm

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

  • Julie July 13, 2009, 1:19 pm

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

  • Judie July 13, 2009, 1:41 pm

    Thanks for thinking of me. :-)

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

  • Julie July 13, 2009, 1:42 pm

    @Judie You are giving me the heeby jeebies!

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