Test #4
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Purpose:  Test similar to #3.  In this test, however, I used a more recent camo pattern, Mossy Oak Shadow Grass

Click on Thumbnails for the original pics from the camera

In these four exposures, you should be able to see left to right in each shot:

bulletA piece of Mossy Oak Shadow Grass, purchased in 2002 used as a background.
bulletThe blaze camo control
bulletThe  highly fluorescent hunter orange control
bulletThe treated strip in the middle of the hunter orange control

Description of #4 Test:  From left to right: 

  1. Control shot made with flash
  2. Same setup, except lit by Black Light-- notice how the blaze camo disappears. The hunter orange control and the UV-Killer-impregnated strip are both still glowing.  The Shado grass glows a little, but so does the blaze camo. Here again the exposure is just a tad brighter than in Test #1.
  3. I folded the Shadow Grass fabric back to reveal the backside.  My thinking was that if there was any chance of picking up the UV-brighteners on this fabric, I would see it here.
  4. Zip. Nada.  The backside is brighter, but no brighter than the blaze camo control.  Also notice: the treated test strip is still glowing.

Conclusion:  The Mossy Oak Shadow Grass does not fluoresce any more than the blaze camo control. Even with complete dousing and several minutes of drying, the strip of hunter orange still did not show any reduction in UV emittance. It remains every bit as bright.

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