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One animal they observed in surprising numbers was the Australian scorpion, with the IMB team observing that they had never before seen such concentrations of the insect as here at Goondicum. An animal unfairly feared to be deadly, but in truth quite shy and with a bite only ‘like a bad green ant’. What makes this scorpion truly astonishing from a scientific perspective however, is that it glows in the dark — but only under UV light. Why? How?

Well, to find out, you’ll have to watch the documentary, where Professor King and his team explain the potential of creatures like the Australian scorpion to the future of medicine, as well as the stunning importance of places like Goondicum to preserve Queensland’s biodiversity (and its potential medical miracles).

Here at Goondicum, we consider the crater a living lab — a place where nature and its creatures are flourish under the ethos of regenerative agriculture. Which is why it means so much when scientists come out of their labs and into our ‘lab’, allowing us to learn from each other — and hopefully, educate others along the way.

What other scientific marvels are hiding in plain sight at Goondicum? Well, you’ll have to wait and see for our next documentary. Or, of course, you can come visit yourself — Goondicum has an open door policy for scientists, students, and naturalists of all kinds.