UVA is the visible light which is thrown from bulbs and the sun which we can actually see. UVA plays an important role in the animals behavior. UVA light tells the animal when it is day, induces appetites, breeding behavior and other activities such as climbing, running, jumping and hunting.
is not visible. It is a form of radiation put out by the sun and special
coated bulbs made to produce UVB wavelengths. UVB in reptiles
is the wavelength used for Ultraviolet Sterilizers which kill harmful
bacteria. This is a very dangerous wavelength to all animals
radiation has particular physical characteristics which affect such
phenomena as: Luminescence and Phosphorescence
Luminescence: the emission of light produced by means other than combustion such as the luminous glow of a watch dial.
the emission of light produced by certain substances when excited by
a UV energy source. This emission ceases when UV source is
Phosphorescence: the emission of light produced by certain substances when excited by a UV energy source which continues after the energy source is removed.
Black Light: lamp producing UV light in the range between 320-380 nm. This type of long wave light is commonly referred to as "Black Light."
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