Periódicos Brasileiros em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

Equipment based on high power UV and white light LEDs to collect and observe scorpions (Arachnida: Scorpiones) and other fluorescent organisms

N. Ramires, EduardoF. Peracetta, LuizNogas, CláudioA. Navarro-Silva, MárioP. Paladini, Edson

We introduce a new, high quality, low cost and versatile LEDs-based handset device that emits high power UV and white light, which can be used interchangeably. It offers power control and has long battery life. Even though it is optimized to detect and collect scorpions under low light conditions, it can also be used with other groups of fluorescent organisms. The device achieved superior performance in field and laboratory trials when compared with a 12 LEDs low power UV flashlight, and a 46 W black fluorescent light lamp, to locate Tityus serrulatus Lutz & Mello, 1922.

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