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Fluorescent Millipedes Discovered on Alcatraz
Bay Citizen ^ | 3/21/12 | John Upton

Posted on 03/22/2012 12:39:29 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

Millipedes that glow under black lights have been discovered for the first time on Alcatraz.

“There are other millipedes out there that are bioluminescent — they give off their own light,” said Bob Kimsey, an entomology professor at the University of California, Davis, who is investigating whether the fluorescent millipedes are a newly discovered subspecies of Xystocheir dissecta, a species found in the Bay Area and elsewhere. ..

(Excerpt) Read more at baycitizen.org ...


TOPICS: Science; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: alcatraz; discovered; fluorescent; millipedes

1 posted on 03/22/2012 12:39:31 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Probably an adaptation brought on by the use of black lights in the 60’s and 70’s by all the hippies and Dead Heads in San Francisco.

:-)


2 posted on 03/22/2012 12:43:37 PM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: Scott from the Left Coast

They migrated from WinterLand and Kezar to Alcatraz.


3 posted on 03/22/2012 12:47:34 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Maybe it’s diet. Perhaps they eat something that shows up in their chitin.

Some scorpions light up too.


4 posted on 03/22/2012 12:47:48 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: NormsRevenge
Now there's a headline I never expected.

(Also) Fluorescent Millipedes - rock band

5 posted on 03/22/2012 12:49:46 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (This world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel - Horace Walpole)
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To: NormsRevenge

Fluorescent Millipedes - I think that will be the name of my next band.


6 posted on 03/22/2012 12:52:32 PM PDT by Maceman (Liberals' only problem with American slavery is that the slaves were privately owned.)
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To: NormsRevenge

If they can live off of algae, then the need for electric incandescent bulbs is obliterated!


7 posted on 03/22/2012 12:52:42 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (May Mitt Romney be the Paul Tsongas of 2012.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Somebodys tax dollars at work.


8 posted on 03/22/2012 12:55:07 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand ("exterminate the bolshevicks...")
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To: DBrow

They sure do. And it’s a bit disconcerting to shine a black light on the downed tree trunks you’ve been sitting on to find them looking like a starry night.


9 posted on 03/22/2012 12:55:45 PM PDT by stormer
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To: NormsRevenge

I blame the 63's.....

10 posted on 03/22/2012 1:00:58 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: NormsRevenge

Wow man, check this out..
11 posted on 03/22/2012 1:13:34 PM PDT by dblshot (Insanity: electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: GraceG

Blame it on colloidal silver. :)

2 hour season finale on Monday. I hope we get answers , and it returns next season.


12 posted on 03/22/2012 1:14:14 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: Maceman

Phlorescent Leech and Eddie is taken, sadly.


13 posted on 03/22/2012 1:14:14 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: GraceG

Probably got a hold of some of that colloidal-silver-laced blood.


14 posted on 03/22/2012 1:16:21 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: mass55th

The 63’s should be Blue because of all the silver....


15 posted on 03/22/2012 1:20:13 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Scott from the Left Coast

Ma Barker’s son reincarnated.


16 posted on 03/22/2012 1:31:38 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Maceman; tx_eggman
the name of my next band.

Mine will be "Netherhole". But that's a different thread.
17 posted on 03/22/2012 1:44:12 PM PDT by SpinnerWebb (In 2012 you will awaken from your HOPEnosis and have no recollection of this... "Constitution")
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To: GraceG
"The 63’s should be Blue because of all the silver...."

Maybe we should be looking at the Blue Man Group then :-)

18 posted on 03/22/2012 1:45:31 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: GraceG

Is that Dr. Evil in that photo?


19 posted on 03/22/2012 1:52:36 PM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: NormsRevenge
Scorpions are one of the big reasons people buy blacklight flashlights - those little suckers light up too.

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20 posted on 03/22/2012 2:05:54 PM PDT by Sax
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To: SMGFan

Me too on both counts.


21 posted on 03/22/2012 2:27:45 PM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: SMGFan

Me too on both counts.


22 posted on 03/22/2012 2:28:06 PM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: NormsRevenge

Well then, shouldn’t the Endangered Species Act be invoked to protect the rare flurescent centipede? How about a halt to all Bay Area bath house and needle exchange construction for the next forty or so years?


23 posted on 03/22/2012 2:37:24 PM PDT by februus
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To: NormsRevenge

Just think what they’d find if they dug up Haight Street.


24 posted on 03/22/2012 4:25:20 PM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: Scott from the Left Coast

reincarnation gone horribly wrong?


25 posted on 03/22/2012 5:04:32 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Limbaugh: Tim Tebow miracle: "He had atheists praying to God that he would lose.")
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