MadSci Network: Environment

Re: Is it true that Daddy Longlegs are one of the most posioness spiders.

Date: Fri Aug 4 11:36:42 2000
Posted By: Richard Kingsley, Science teacher
Area of science: Environment
ID: 964725000.En

Hi Chris,

In the United States, the term "daddy longlegs" refers to the arachnid order, opiliones. The opiliones differ from spiders in only having one body section. They also do not have fangs or venom glands and are therefore not poisonous.

Richard Kingsley

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