Strange harvestmen

Wade

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This is the wierd little harvestmen (Opiliones) I found that I metioned in annother thread. Legspan is a little more than an inch:
 

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funny spider

That is a very cute little spider. I've never seen anything like it, and I'm always looking! The colors are the best. :cool:
Aubrey
 

Wade

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Although they are arachnids, they are not spiders. They lack the venom and silk glands of spiders. Also, their cephlathorax and abdomen are fused so they appear as one.

They're in the same group as the more familliar "dady long legs".

Wade
 

RugbyDave

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Harvestmen are interesting --

i've found some really odd looking ones in the woods of minnesota... tons of harvestmen around..

next time i find some crazy ones, i'll take some pics.

and don't buy into that "daddy long legs are the most poisonous spiders around, but their fangs are too small to bite you" -- it aint true ;)

peace
dave
 
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