Do all Australian critters glow green under UV light, or is it borax?

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29 December 2021

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Josie Ford

Glowing reports

Happy new year, happy new year – may we all have a vision, now and then, of a world where every neighbour is a friend! You catch us having our annual bath, singing along to ABBA’s traditional Swedish seasonal carol and possibly still feeling the effects of one too many Tío Pepes. Well, what do you expect in a column dated 1 January?

We are put in a particularly good mood, however, by Tony Powers, who writes with a follow-up to an article last year about platypuses, those remarkable mammals that glow in UV light, produce venom and …