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Lightning Bugs At Night (Fireflies) - Flying and Mating!

I saw fireflies yesterday, flying at night, and even while they were mating, so I thought I'd share some of the magic I saw :). 

It has become a tradition now for my friend Joep and I: around the end of June we search for fireflies during a hike in the dark. The specific lightning bug species that lives in my area is the Lampyris Noctiluca; also known as the common glow worm of Europe.

 A male firefly of the species Lampyris Noctiluca.

A male firefly of the species Lampyris Noctiluca.

The male fireflies of this species are tiny and can fly, while the females cannot: she's a larviforme, much bigger than the male (with a shinier butt!). Below you can see a GIF from the video of the male and female Lampyris Noctiluca.

 A female and male firefly mating.

A female and male firefly mating.

After mating, the fireflies die. The ones in this video we found in Sweikhuizen and Beek in the south of the The Netherlands.

The journey and science behind 'Birth of the Universe'

The journey and science behind 'Birth of the Universe'

Making short films about UV reactive ingredients is something I enjoy doing. In this blog I will tell you more about the science behind Birth of the Universe, a glow video I made.

Pepper on a hot electric stove

Pepper on a hot electric stove

Pepper on a hot stove looks quite magical! In this glow experiment you can see what it looks like, and, find out what went wrong.. 

15 Brilliant Halloween Glow Party Ideas

15 Brilliant Halloween Glow Party Ideas

Fifteen awesome ideas for your Halloween UV glow in the dark party.

Green UV Glow in the Dark Cupcake Recipe

Green UV Glow in the Dark Cupcake Recipe

These green cupcakes will glow in the dark in blacklight! Who wouldn't want to try them, especially when they're so yummy ;)! In this DIY video video I will tell you step by step how to make them.

Green UV Glow in the dark Jello Jelly Recipe

Green UV Glow in the dark Jello Jelly Recipe

Get ready for a trippy dessert! This UV Glow in the dark jello or jelly recipe will be a hit at any blacklight party :). In this DIY video I will explain how to make it.

Yellow UV Glow in the Dark Cupcake Recipe

Yellow UV Glow in the Dark Cupcake Recipe

Tasty and fabulous to see! These yellow UV reactive cupcakes will glow in the dark in blacklight (ultraviolet light); perfect for a glow party! In the DIY video I will show you how to make them!

Magical UV Glow in the Dark Cupcakes that change colour

Magical UV Glow in the Dark Cupcakes that change colour

These cupcakes are green in normal light but turn pink in blacklight. What kind of sorcery is this?! It's actually pretty cool science! In this DIY video I will show you how to make UV reactive cupcakes that change colour in ultraviolet light.

UV Glow in the Dark Cookie Icing Recipe

UV Glow in the Dark Cookie Icing Recipe

Cookies that glow in the dark in blacklight are awesome as a treat during a UV glow party! For example, during a blacklight Halloween party. In this DIY video I will show you how I made them!

Edible Fake UV Glow in the Dark Caviar

Edible Fake UV Glow in the Dark Caviar

They glow in the dark in blacklight but don't contain any fish!

Fake Edible UV Glow in the Dark Blood Recipe

Fake Edible UV Glow in the Dark Blood Recipe

It's green in normal light, but glows red in blacklight! This fake edible glow blood recipe is something else.

UV Glow in the Dark Noodles Recipe

UV Glow in the Dark Noodles Recipe

Glowing noodles that are safe to eat.. Is it possible? Yes! In this DIY video I will show you how to make noodles glow in the dark in blacklight. What you need? A vitamin!

Fake UV Glow in the Dark Snow

Fake UV Glow in the Dark Snow

Who needs winter when you can create your own glow snow at home? In this DIY video I will show you how to make the UV reactive kind, fake snow that will glow in the dark in blacklight (ultraviolet light).