Prax scanning a plant

A Botanical/Biological Scanner is a scientific instrument used to monitor the growth of plants.

Description[edit | edit source]

This scanner is a hand held device used by Botanists.

Note[edit | edit source]

While not specified in The Expanse books or TV series, it is assumed this scanner test for various aspects of a plant's health and environment, such as:

  • Light conditions too intense or insufficient
  • Correct Temperature
  • Correct Humidity
  • Low fertility
  • Excessive or deficient nutrients
  • Excessive or deficient watering
  • Fungal, bacterial, or virus infections
  • Chemical toxicity

History[edit | edit source]

Events[edit | edit source]

Prax uses this device while working in the Agriculture Domes on Ganymede to monitor his soybean development project.[1]

See also[edit | edit source]

Prop Notes[edit | edit source]

Thermocell Mosquito Repellent

  • The prop used to represent the scanner in this episode is actually a Thermacell mosquito repellent device.[2]


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