Wednesday, April 05, 2006
Bioluminecence (alt. sp. Biolumenescence)
Fireflies. We call them lightning bugs. They are not the only creatures who employ "luceferin" and "ATP" to generate light. Each species of lightning bug has its own morse code signal, and when you stand in a field on a summer night, the firework display is spectacualar.
Maybe you are old enough to recall collecting and selling the fireflies for "scientific research"?
A full article on this weird effect is in comment 1 below.