Aphids use fluorescence to avoid dangerous bacteria

Do organisms use fluorescence to help them through their daily lives? This is a question that is often asked when fluorescence is observed in nature. A recent paper demonstrates that pea aphids (Acyrthosiphon pisum) avoid feeding on leaves when virulent bacteria are present.

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Sodalite Fluorescence – a Viral Sensation

What is making a seemingly innocuous rock glow fiercely yellow? The answer is fluorescence. Specifically – the rock in question is composed of a mineral called “Sodalite”, which is a fluorescent mineral. Read on to find out more!

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Entomology – ESA Conference 2017, Denver

NIGHTSEA exhibited at the 2017 Entomology Society of America conference in Denver.

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Insect Fluorescence in the Wild

A fun evening jaunt to search for fluorescing insects in Ocala National Forest, Florida.

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Grasshopper fluorescence photobomb

Grasshopper photobombing a fluorescence shoot.

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Mineral fluorescence under blue light – charlesite + clinohedrite

Mineral fluorescence – charlesite and clinohedrite

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Mineral fluorescence under blue light – roeblingite

Mineral fluorescence – roeblingite

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Mineral fluorescence under blue light – hemimorphite

Mineral fluorescence – hemimorphite

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Mineral fluorescence under blue light – norbergite and corundum (ruby)

Mineral fluorescence – norbergite and corundum (ruby)

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Mineral fluorescence under blue light – hedyphane

Mineral fluorescence – hedyphane

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Mineral fluorescence under blue light – quartz

Mineral fluorescence – quartz

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Mineral fluorescence under blue light – hardystonite

Mineral fluorescence – hardystonite

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Mineral fluorescence under blue light – hydrozincite

Mineral fluorescence – hydrozincite

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Mineral fluorescence under blue light – prehnite and pectolite

Mineral fluorescence – prehnite and pectolite

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Mineral fluorescence under blue light – fluorapatite

Mineral fluorescence – fluorapatite

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Mineral fluorescence under blue light – bustamite

Mineral fluorescence – bustamite

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Mineral fluorescence under blue light – hodgkinsonite

Mineral fluorescence – hodgkinsonite

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Mineral fluorescence under blue light – johannsenite

Mineral fluorescence – johannsenite

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Mineral fluorescence under blue light – esperite

Mineral fluorescence – esperite

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Mineral fluorescence under blue light – summary page

Mineral fluorescence investigation – summary page

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Mineral fluorescence under blue light – meionite

Mineral fluorescence – meionite

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Mineral fluorescence under blue light – xonotlite and roeblingite

Mineral fluorescence – xonotlite and roeblingite

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Mineral fluorescence under blue light – gypsum

Mineral fluorescence – gypsum

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Mineral fluorescence under blue light – clinohedrite

Mineral fluorescence – clinohedrite

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Does it Fluoresce? – Ageratum flower

Does it fluoresce? Exploring fluorescence in an Ageratum flower.

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Flower fluorescence and the power of the Eclipse MicroTent

Photographing the fluorescence of a flower under a stereo microscope equipped with the Eclipse MicroTent(tm) to eliminate ambient light.

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