ArizonaHikers Portal Index
HomeHome   BoardBoard   AZH GearAZH Gear  FAQFAQ  RulesRules   SearchSearch
MemberlistMembers  ArticlesArticles  CalendarCalendar  GalleryGallery  LinksLinks      RegisterRegister
ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messages   Log inLog in
Black light

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    ArizonaHikers - Community Based Hiking Discussion Board Forum Index -> Equipment & Gear Email to a Friend
  View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Nighthiker





Joined: 05 Jan 2003
Posts: 1714

PostPosted: 7/18/2009, 4:01 pm    Post subject: Black light Reply to topic Reply with quote

Noted the Ace hardwares and Walgreens are selling blacklight flashlights for scorpion hunting. Don't know how well they would work though.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
PageRob





Joined: 03 Mar 2005
Posts: 859
Location: Page, Az.

PostPosted: 7/18/2009, 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply to topic Reply with quote

My buddy has one of these. He used it on the river after he got a little "love nip" from a scorpion before. We didn't see any when he was using it, but I don't know if that means it sucked or that there weren't any scorpions around.
_________________
Anywhere is within walking distance if you spend the time.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address
azbackpackr
Hi Tech Wizardess




Joined: 31 Dec 2005
Posts: 3639
Location: Williams AZ

PostPosted: 7/18/2009, 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply to topic Reply with quote

Oh, yeah, let's go scorpion hunting! Rolling Eyes

They taste great, breaded and fried. Side dish for rattlesnake croquettes. Mr. Green

Might come in handy, though, for checking your boots at 4 a.m!!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
sharrack





Joined: 15 Jan 2006
Posts: 42

PostPosted: 7/19/2009, 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply to topic Reply with quote

Here's the 411 on those blacklights................They will not emit light any further than a foot or so.
Been there done that...................great if you're on the ground and you find one to take a picture of or maybe tie the light to a stick but i'd pass.
You'll find it collecting dust...............Kenny S
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Nighthiker





Joined: 05 Jan 2003
Posts: 1714

PostPosted: 7/19/2009, 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply to topic Reply with quote

I have not tried the ons I just found in the stores. The one I have is good for about a foot. ne night checking a mesquite limb I came across a buzztail on a limb. Now I check witha regular light before I use the black light.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
azhiker96





Joined: 05 Jan 2003
Posts: 1419

PostPosted: 7/19/2009, 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply to topic Reply with quote

I have one I bought at the flea market just off 60. I think the cross road is Signal Butte. It has 8 UV LEDs and uses 3 triple A cells. I can pick out a scorpion at about 12-15 feet on a dark night. There is no brand name on it and the case is shiny metal, maybe SS.
_________________
It is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring. -- Carl Sagan
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
lzyboy





Joined: 21 Nov 2004
Posts: 201
Location: Mesa

PostPosted: 7/20/2009, 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply to topic Reply with quote

azhiker96 wrote:
I have one I bought at the flea market just off 60. I think the cross road is Signal Butte. It has 8 UV LEDs and uses 3 triple A cells. I can pick out a scorpion at about 12-15 feet on a dark night. There is no brand name on it and the case is shiny metal, maybe SS.
That sounds identical to the one I bought for about $15 at Walgreens. Well built, thumb button on the end, good range. I've found hundreds of scorpions out here around the lake house with it, works great!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Back to top
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    ArizonaHikers - Community Based Hiking Discussion Board Forum Index -> Equipment & Gear All times are GMT - 7 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum