Eyes that glow in the pitch-black night make for many a scary tale. But why do wolves’ eyes glow in the dark? Wolves eyes work very much like a spectrophotometer as they have a special light-reflecting surface right behind their retinas called the tapetum lucidum that helps animals see better in the dark. When light enters the eye, it’s supposed to hit a photoreceptor that transmits the information to the brain. But sometimes the light doesn’t hit the photoreceptor, so the tapetum lucidum acts as a mirror to bounce it back for a second chance. It’s almost like having a mini spectrophotometer in each eye. Although being able to see in the dark is not a guarantee on any Wolflabs spectrophotometers, we can promise you a great range to choose from at a affordable price!
We would like to thank Anna Sobolewska-Stawiarz from Croda Europe Limited for the above fun fact. The June product category will be ovens. Can you think of a fun fact that links ovens with wolves that can be made funny (or even remotely funny)? If we use your fun fact, we will be happy to send you a £50 gift voucher from a shop of your choice as thanks. Entries need to be received before 18th June 2019. Click here to enter.