Daddy Long Legs

Daddy Long Legs - When thinking of the most deadly spiders...

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When thinking of the most deadly spiders in the world, most people would think of the black widow or the brown recluse. However, there is a myth that states otherwise. It is a very common misconception that the daddy long legs spider is the most venomous spider in the world. It is said that although he is the most venomous, his fangs are too small to bite a human being. There are two different types of creatures that are commonly called daddy-longlegs. The first is actually not even a spider. This creature is in an order of its own called Opiliones. They have one main body section, two eyes, and eight long legs. The Opilione’s diet mainly consists of decaying vegetation and animals. These little guys don’t even have fangs, much less, venom glands. So, for this type of daddy-longlegs, the myth is completely wrong. The second creature referred to as the daddy-longlegs is indeed a spider. This creature comes from the family of Pholcidae. They have two body sections, eight eyes that are most
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course EN 101 taught by Professor Schwartz during the Fall '06 term at Alabama.

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