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Are Daddy Long Legs poisonous thanks

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Okay, Mindfr69 has the closest to the correct answer. The term "daddy longlegs" is a colloquialism, which means it is a name given to something by a region and is not technical in any way, it's almost like slang. I grew up calling the harvestman a "daddy longlegs". This is the non-spider, but still arachnid that Mindfr69 refers to. It has eight legs like a spider, but has what appears to be only one body section. Technically they do have an abdomen and a cephalothorax but they are joined in a way that looks like one piece. The harvestman is not venomous Mindfr69 is also correct on the term poisonous) The second creature also known as a "daddy longlegs" in some areas is the cellar spider. This is indeed a spider. They have venom just like any other spider and they are capable of biting a human, but they are harmless. Lastly, the crane fly is also known as a "daddy longlegs". They are not spiders, but flies, with long legs and wings. They are not venomous.

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Vashsy89 that's a cool page you linked to, thanks! If you read the entire page, however, you'll see that there is no evidence to support the theory that Genera17 referred to for either species. It's a myth, plain and simple.

Even the "daddy-long-legs spiders" are not likely to be extremely venomous, and their fangs are no different from many other spiders that are capable of biting through human skin. A true "daddy-long-legs" has only one body segment, and no fangs or venom, as Spinth21 stated. They are not in fact spiders; they are in there own separate group of arachnids.

And for the true "arachnerds" out there, I have to point out that the term POISONOUS means it is toxic to EAT! The proper term for a toxin that is injected into the body is VENOM, and spiders snakes and bees are VENOMOUS! Unless one is eating spiders. *shiver*

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Hi.

There are two kinds of arachnids (spiders) called Daddy Long Legs. They can be easily confused and although one of the two species has poison, it has never been reported a Daddy Long Leg biting a human being.

Daddy long leg spiders are either not poisonous, or not capable of biting human being. The poisonous specie is capable of killing and eating other spiders and insects, including species that can be potentially dangerous for humans.

Think about this the next time that you are going to smash a daddy long leg, aren't they cute after all? :)

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All spiders are poisonous, that's just how they work, and almost no spider has fangs long enough to penetrate the skin. they don't need to, it's just as easy to poison via skin because it gets absorbed directly by the liver. But in saying that all spiders are poisonous that doesn't mean they are poisonous to humans or poisonous enough to do anything to us because we're thousands of times their size. Daddy long legs have poison, but it's not going to do anything to you.

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Cellar spiders, a.k.a. Daddy long-legs, are venomous like all spiders. They have a very potent venom, but because of their tiny size, their fangs cannot penetrate human skin. Cellar spiders are quite harmless to humans, as are the majority of spiders in the world. They're voracious predators, but almost always flee when they come in contact with humans. Also a trait common to most spiders.

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Actually the two answers above are both right. There are "daddy long legs" and 'daddy long legs spiders". The daddy long legs are not poisenous but the spiders are very poisinous. Go here, they show pictures and go into greater details of each creature.
http://spiders.ucr.edu/daddylonglegs.html

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The venom of this spider is one of the most poisonous. Since the fangs of these spiders are too small to penetrate the skin, it is not considered a dangerous spider. Many spiders use their venom to kill their prey but the poison of almost all of them is harmless to humans.

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It's a myth that Daddy Long Legs spiders are the most venemous spiders in the world but don't have pinchers that can penetrate the skin. They have no venom producing glands so no, they are not posionous.

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NO...if you have a lot of them in your house, that means you have a lot of little bugs for them to feast on! They just want to live...they're really not out to get people!

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No, they are cute

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