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 Post subject: Glow in the dark cats?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 7:11 pm 
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I know these aren't Bengals but this is strange. It seems very creepy to me :shock: :shock: . Poor cats! :(

http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2007/12/13/514602.aspx


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 9:02 pm 
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Whatever next?? :shock:
In the name of science. :roll:

If the animal has to be subjected to UV light before they glow, of what use is that to mankind, or the animals themselves? :?
I'm all for using genetic studies (note - i'm not in to testing human products on animals!) to further advancements in the fight against diseases etc, but i think there comes a point where things get taken that little bit too far.
Playing God, i think it's called.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 9:07 pm 
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I knew there were red fluorescing lab mice, but I didn't know it had spread to cats already. Anyway, I think I prefer the green fluorescing ones. :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 9:18 pm 
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spotsnstripes wrote:
If the animal has to be subjected to UV light before they glow, of what use is that to mankind, or the animals themselves?

If it's red fluorescent protein, the excitation wavelength should be around 529–552 nm which is green light, not UV. Green fluorescent protein requires 395 nm to glow, which is indeed UV/violet light. I guess the article got the two mixed up. And I guess there's really no use to this other than proving to the world that it can be done. And it's not limited to lab mice either...


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 9:31 pm 
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And here's some Glofish for those of you wanting to add some bling to your aquarium...


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 9:51 pm 
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Well they glow in the dark a little bit :wink:

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 10:05 pm 
I much prefer the au'natural glow in the dark furballs as opposed to the sci-fi cats !!!


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 10:37 pm 
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Fantasmogorical wrote:
I much prefer the au'natural glow in the dark furballs as opposed to the sci-fi cats !!!
I agree completely! :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 10:37 pm 
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Yeah I agree I like Tallys mob better than those weird devil glow cats :shock:


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 11:17 pm 
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Tally-Isham wrote:
Well they glow in the dark a little bit :wink:

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Hehe, i just LOVE cats eyes! :lol:
Look at all those colours...red, green, blue, yellow.. :wink:

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wow!!! i wanna rainbow bengal bundle!!


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I saw that on the news today.. Poor things.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2007 5:43 pm 
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I saw that too... :roll:

The only animals I've got that are fluorescing in dark light (you know, the light that makes white glow in discos... ;)) are ones that are naturally like that... corals ;) (I love it when we put on only the dark light :mrgreen: )

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