Saturday, November 22, 2008

ORDER Opiliones - The Harvestmen

This is another group of Arachnids that are NOT SPIDERS! The Harvestmen, often referred to as Daddy Longlegs, are in their own order (Opiliones). Here are their stats:

- 8 legs
- 1 Body section (spiders have 2)
- 2 eyes
- Mouth parts are gripping and tearing
- No venom, no silk gland

From the above information above, you can probably determine that the urban legend about them being the deadliest animal in the world is... um, false.

Cave species

Microscopic harvestmen

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