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Glow Notes - a Fluorescent Mineral Blog 

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Glow Notes is the Nature's Rainbow Blog - timely content and information about our hobby. Check back often as we hope to keep this section fresh and lively.  We will post many of the hot topics from the Fluorescent Mineral Facebook Group here (see a feed from this FB group).  The right bar lists blog posts by topic; the posts below are all posts in chronological order.   Blog posts may be narrowed by the five categories listed, or the entire list viewed below.  Page through the posts using "Next Ten" links at the bottom of the page.

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FyrFly Convoy C8 365nm UV Flashlight - The Next Generation Convoy - an Original...

What Kind of Flashlight Do I Need? (365nm versus 390/395/400nm Unfiltered UV Fla...

Collecting Fluorescent Minerals - The Basics, Where to Find Them, and How to Col...

Convoy Type S2+ 365nm Flashlight Torch Review, The Most Significant Innovation i...

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Serious question here. I just had cataract surgery and can now only see FS with sunglasses on. Does anyone know if this will improve as I heal or am I doomed to wearing sunglasses to see my beloved rock? I am using a cheap harbor freight light but my husband says he ca...

(This is copied from a Facebook post by Bruce W.  Black boxes are had to find for our hobby; white boxes destroy fluorescence.):

Ever want to store your glow rocks in boxes, but don't want to pay for flats? Do what I do - collect copy paper boxes at your place of busine...

In general, the Ah capacity of batteries sold from China are not worth the plastic they are printed on. The vendors/manufacturers lie so they can get you to click on buying theirs over some other fraudster's batteries. Best to buy genuine Sanyo Eneloop or genuine P...

Friends don't let friends use crappy unfiltered 390nm flashlights.

This is an educational post, directed towards folks new to the hobby. There has been discussion in our FB group lately about using cheapie 39Xnm flashlights for fluorescent minerals. I am passionate abou...

A pet peeve of mine is honesty in advertising.  Over the past 3+ months I’ve seen companies advertising ever higher power Convoy type flashlights – usually with an LG LED. Every single one of these ads is misleading – I could say downright lies but my bet is that the f...

Over the 2018 holidays my daughters were in town.  One left after Christmas but was replaced by my BFF Howie Green and his wife.  Always looking for something to do besides explore the many fluorescent rocks down at my barn, this year we got lucky.  My local glowhound...

It's the wild west out there!  About three years ago I wrote a blog post about the Convoy S2+ here on Nature's Rainbows.  The FLM collecting community embraced this new high-power LW flashlight and almost every serious hobbyist I know now has one in their toolkit....

I have happily been using and recommending the Convoy S2+ 365 nm UV flashlight since early 2017 when Mark Cole first posted about it. It is a fantastic product, small and powerful and cheap. However, it is a little too small and I found myself putting it down and forge...

In early September 2018, after it looked like my grandchildren’s parents were required to prepare for a U.S. Government shutdown on the first of October, I cancelled my plans to take the grandchildren to the fall Franklin Mineral Show (from September 29-30, 2018).  As...

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