Christopher Sheperd wrote:Where would I find a nice robust flashlight style one to use on the farm?
I wonder that too! One thing I recall reading about why it supposedly shows up lice or mites is that they have chitin in their exoskeletons. Though I wonder if that really is it, because I shone the light on a wolf spider, who presumably also has chitin in its exoskeleton and saw no fluorescence. On the other hand, fungus also contain chitin and those definitely fluoresce strongly.
Jay Angler wrote:OK, now I'm curious - anybody know *why* these things glow under UV light? Is there some evolutionary benefit, or is it just left-over genes from when we all lived in the ocean?
Carol Denton wrote:And, tomato hornworms glow at night using a UV flashlight. Even the tiny quarter inch ones light up. Take a jar of water with you.
Trace Oswald wrote:
Remelle Burton wrote:Then, I put that sharp construction metal sheeting on the joists
Anyone know what that stuff is called? That looks like the perfect solution for under my floor. I was going to use hardware cloth, but this looks better.
Jessica Briody wrote:I had decided to put her out of her misery and then last night and this morning I watched her stand up and puff her feathers. She was only up for a second before falling down but it was enough for me to keep going for a little while longer and see if possibly she’s improving. Might be wishful thinking!! Thank you for asking about her!
Heather Sharpe wrote:I ended up ordering these Bisgaard boots since they specifically mention having a wide toe box, along with being zero drop, flexible soled and everything else on my list. Plus being cotton lined! I will report back when I get them. Thank you all for the help! Hope all in search of such boots can find something that makes their feet happy!