Object of the Week – 14/02/13

Our object this week is a little tricky to find. You can see it on the desk in the replica of Banks’ cabin.

Object of the Week


Did you know what last week’s object of the week was?


Last week we showed you a close up of a Scorpion pincer. Scorpions are in the Class Arachnida which includes spiders, ticks and mites.

You can use the size of their pincers to tell you how powerful their venom is. Scorpions with larger pincers in relation to their body size tend to have less potent venom and use their pincers to capture prey.

Scorpions fluoresce (glow) when exposed to particular wavelengths of UV light. There are several theories for why this trait has arisen. To read more about this click here.