So anyone here have any info on daddy long leggs?

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  1. So I just caught a pretty big pholcidae, or daddy long leg, and its egg sack is a milky white. I was wondering if anyone knows when a pholcidae egg sack will break and telling signs of it is coming?

    Probally a long shot but I thought someone might have an idea. Thanks.
  2. no spider expert or any thing but i caught a wolf spider that had an egg sack, they star out milky white and get more and more clearer and eventually you could actually see the baby spiders once you can see the babies they will prolly hatch like a day or two after that. hope i could help some.
  3. Awesome thanks dude, +reps for that. Do you know how big the babies on the wolf spider were when they first popped out? I punched a few holes in the jar and I'm thinking the babies will be small enough to squeeze through. Something I would rather not happen for obvious reasons lol.
  4. This is an on odd post....thread
  5. Unlike the spiders (order Araneae), the abdomen of the harvestman is divided into segments, but it has no "waist". Instead, the head, thorax and abdomen are grown together into a compact oblong body. They do not spin webs, or use silk or build nests. On top of the head is a black "turret", a knob with a tiny eye on each side. Apparently, these primitive eyes can detect a moving object several feet away. Underneath is a pair of pedipalps, pincers used to grasp, tear and stuff food into its mouth, to fight other harvestmen, and to frequently clean its legs. Those seven-jointed legs are unique. If we had legs in proportion they would be 40 feet long. The second pair is the longest - about 2 inches - and their sensitive tips are used to explore, search for food, and warn of danger. The fourth pair is next in length and the first pair is shortest, unless they have lost a leg and are growing a new one.

    About 1900 species of harvestmen are distributed over the world in forests, fields and other land habitats. They can and do walk on water. We have 60 or more species in North America and the adults of all but one of these die with the coming of winter. They mate in late summer and autumn. While the smaller male drives away rivals, the female lays a few eggs at a time in the soil, or in or under rotten wood. This is repeated until she becomes merely an empty shell. In spring the newly-hatched young are white miniature editions of the adults. They soon darken and, as they grow, shed their skins like many insects do. They eat a wide variety of animal food, both dead and alive, as well as vegetable matter and juices.

    There is an old wives' tale about the daddy longlegs being the "most venomous spider on earth", but the "fangs" are too short to pierce human skin. The harvestmen have no venom or venom delivery system, hence are completely harmless to man.

    Source: TrekNature | Harvestman Photo
  6. Is this the fucking Discovery Channel or did I click on the wrong site?:rolleyes:
  7. Wow thanks dosboot, I knew someone on here would have some great info for me. Always good to learn something new everyday :hello:

    Plus I think spiders are some of our best friends that nature gives us.
  8. Wait how many kinds of daddy long legs are their? Pholcidae aren't even considered spiders are they? I know that a daddy long leg is one of the few spiders that actually kill other spiders for food. Spiders may kill each other, but its usually shortly after mating, the black widow being an example.

    And yea this is turned into the discovery channel, sorry TexarkanaTim lol :smoking:

    P.S. anyone know anything about spanish brooms, lol Jk :devious:

  9. Thanks, junkiedays. I'm not sure how I missed 'pholcidae', but I did. :smoking:
  10. So harvest men aren't pholcidae? Cause I know I got a pholcidae for sure.

    Anyone on my other question?
  11. They'll rip your throat out & feast on your flesh

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