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Jaz007

swordx wrote:

Jaz007 wrote:

Fun fact: Daddy Long Legs can bite you.

Fun fact #2: They're also deadlt, but they can't pierc your skin. In other words, they can't bite you. lol

It has been proven though testing that they can bite you and it can pierce your skin. The idea that they can't is a false myth.

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swordx

Jaz007 wrote:

swordx wrote:

Jaz007 wrote:

Fun fact: Daddy Long Legs can bite you.

Fun fact #2: They're also deadlt, but they can't pierc your skin. In other words, they can't bite you. lol

It has been proven though testing that they can bite you and it can pierce your skin. The idea that they can't is a false myth.

Pfftt...I...err...definitely...err...knew that...just...ummmmm...TESTING YOU! That's what I was trying to say!

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Lzeon

The myth on daddy long legs (cellar spiders) is entirely false

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LzQuacker wrote:

The myth on daddy long legs may be entirely false

I need to stop listening to my brothers...

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Lzeon

They are able to bite you, but most of the time they simply don't. Their venom may not be poisonous at all either. There has been no research (aside from a test by Mythbusters which busted the myth) that suggests that they are "the most poisonous spider".

It's also a myth that's been around for a while and is quite widespread.

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WingedSnagret

Here's an interesting fact: one spider's venom that may be deadly to a human would actually be extremely mild to another animal such as a dog. Conversely, an arachnid that is relatively harmless to people could kill dogs.

But it depends on the particular spider of course.

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swordx

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Here's an interesting fact: one spider's venom that may be deadly to a human would actually be extremely mild to another animal such as a dog. Conversely, an arachnid that is relatively harmless to people could kill dogs.

But it depends on the particular spider of course.

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Different immune systems make this less interesting...

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Lzeon

That's the problem with determining which venom is the most "lethal". It depends on the spider, the venom itself (potency) and the animals it affects. Most studies are specific to one animal.

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