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§corpion! UV pic§ in po§t #20

I'll let you in on a little secret.

raccoons don't like scorpions.

...

So, here's a photo of my Convoy S2,

with a friggin' scorpion!

scorpion

This is by far the largest live scorpion that I have seen, in real life, in years.

It was in the living room, and the cat was about to pounce on it.

Luckily I was able to step on it several times before the cat got to it.

Then I put it in a plastic bag, and photographed it.

It's about 2 3/4" long from head to stinger.

(The Convoy S2 is there to show how large the sucker is.)

I hate scorpions!

Edited by: raccoon city on 04/30/2015 - 06:05
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Don't know anything about scorpions.. but is/was that a deadly one?

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Looks like a sand desert scorpion to my untrained eye, if so not deadly to things as big as us but still damn painful.

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Put in under uv.

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Um I hate spiders. Never had to deal with scorpions but I’m sure I’d hate them more.

Three tomatoes are walking down the street- a poppa tomato, a momma tomato, and a little baby tomato. Baby tomato starts lagging behind. Poppa tomato gets angry, goes over to the baby tomato, and smooches him… and says, Catch up.

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Bag full of nope right there. Congrats to the feline, it truly earned its keep, pet that furry bastard for me.

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DanielM wrote:
Congrats to the feline, it truly earned its keep, pet that furry bastard for me.

I got to the scorpion before the cat could.

She probably would have been stung if I wasn't around.   Smile

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Kloepper Knife Works wrote:
Looks like a sand desert scorpion to my untrained eye, if so not deadly to things as big as us but still damn painful.

It does look like a desert scorpion.

Thanks for the ID.   Wink

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raccoon city wrote:

Kloepper Knife Works wrote:
Looks like a sand desert scorpion to my untrained eye, if so not deadly to things as big as us but still damn painful.

It does look like a desert scorpion.

Thanks for the ID.   Wink

Wrong, not a desert scorpion. It’s obviously a dead scorpion. I think it’s my favorite type.

Three tomatoes are walking down the street- a poppa tomato, a momma tomato, and a little baby tomato. Baby tomato starts lagging behind. Poppa tomato gets angry, goes over to the baby tomato, and smooches him… and says, Catch up.

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raccoon city wrote:

Kloepper Knife Works wrote:
Looks like a sand desert scorpion to my untrained eye, if so not deadly to things as big as us but still damn painful.

It does look like a desert scorpion.

Thanks for the ID.   Wink

Wrong, not a desert scorpion. It’s obviously a dead scorpion. I think it’s my favorite type.

Well played….

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It’s time for Racoon City to join the UV club and build himself a nice 365nm flashlight.

If you buy a LED ENGIN, get it from Mouser. The two I got from Digikey were both screwed up and most likely came from the same batch.

For $35 a pop, they should be perfect. Their quality control doesn’t seem to exist.

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I built up a couple of UV lights using these emitters from this seller and get great results:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/3W-395-400nm-UV-Ultra-Violet-Purple-LED-chip-High-Power-bead-with-20mm-base-/251553516667

One's a P60 and the second is using a cheap eBay EDC-sized host. I'd recommend you build something up and start hunting.

 


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It sounds like the XM LEDs won’t really be suitable for flashlight use. Pity…

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Note to PETA:
The above narrative and photographic representations are for entertainment purposes only. No actual scorpions, felines, or raccoons were harmed or endangered.

Inquire…Choose…Proceed

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I've found scorpions in my home from time to time. Seems they really like the utility wash room for some reason.   Just smashed one couple weeks back. Hate em.

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No scorpions here in the rain forest, but plenty of raccoons. They are cute (the raccoons) but……get into everything. The raccoon here on this forum is much better behaved, thankfully.

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As a young lad I was stung three times while snuggling into a sleeping bag. It seems the scorpion had the same idea I did, but didn’t feel like sharing. Even though it hurt like a #*%$, I don’t have any lingering ill will towards scorpions, I think they’re actually pretty neat, especially given the UV fluorescence.

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raccoon city wrote:

DanielM wrote:
Congrats to the feline, it truly earned its keep, pet that furry bastard for me.

I got to the scorpion before the cat could.

She probably would have been stung if I wasn't around.   Smile


Yeah, but do you think you would have noticed that scorpion if the cat was not about to pounce on it?

That is a big sucker.  Luckily, we only have the smaller less dangerous variety in this area.  Something about their face being almost on top of their heads that gives me the heabies though.

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Wilson wrote:
Note to PETA: The above narrative and photographic representations are for entertainment purposes only. No actual scorpions, felines, or raccoons were harmed or endangered.

PETA, that’s People Eating Tasty Animals isn’t it?

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Lucky kitty.    I never see any scorpions in my life.

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freeme wrote:

Put in under uv.

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I have the UV drop-in from Manafont referred to in this BLF thread:

Hunting Scorpions with a UV light!

I'll post some UV pics pretty soon.   Wink

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UV pics, as promised:

ultraviolet1

ultraviolet2

ultraviolet3

Did anyone see that coming?

I had to do it!

...

Okay, here's the scorpion's back:

uv_scorp_back


And here's the scorpion's belly:

uv_scorp_belly

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Old-Lumens wrote:
I love modding, but I don't have much use at all for flashlights in general.
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now, how will you cook it?
crap, I can’t imagine my wife’s reaction if such bug comes into my house! Even I would be very scared

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totilde wrote:
now, how will you cook it? crap, I can’t imagine my wife’s reaction if such bug comes into my house! Even I would be very scared

I’d have bullet holes in the floor if that thing came in my house.

Three tomatoes are walking down the street- a poppa tomato, a momma tomato, and a little baby tomato. Baby tomato starts lagging behind. Poppa tomato gets angry, goes over to the baby tomato, and smooches him… and says, Catch up.

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raccoon city should be banned for having 8 raccoons and 4 Sharks but only 3 Milla in his sig! Beer

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I have to say it is beatiful under the UV.   I have 3pcs  3535 UV on the way, planning to mod it to 18350 S2+,  3*7135 should work fine.

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smaller lights wrote:
I tried to go to manafont last week. 

Are they closed down ??

Yeah, I should have mentioned that.

Manafont has been closed for months now.

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smaller lights wrote:
Jubeldum wrote:

Who is this ? Where's her flashlight and scorpion ?

Apparently, that's Milla Jovovich without makeup.

Talk about resident evil!

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Scorpions – Love at First Sting!!!

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