|MadSci Network: Zoology|
Daddy longlegs are related to spiders, but they aren't true spiders. They don't inject venom into their prey and they don't spin webs.
Daddy longlegs are the garbage collectors of the forest floor. They eat bugs that are smaller than they are. They also feed on dead animal matter and even fruit!
If you want to know more, check out a book on invertebrates or arachnids. Daddy longlegs may be listed in the index as harvestmen, Opiliones, or Phalangida.
Try the links in the MadSci Library for more information on Zoology.
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