The Granddaddy of Daddy Longlegs

Image: Senckenberg Research Institute

Now that's a daddy longlegs! Arachnologist Peter Jäger of the Senckenberg Research Institute in Frankfurt, Germany, discovered a new species of harvestmen with a leg span of about 13 inches in the caves of Laos.

Surprisingly, it's actually not the record holder of its species. That distinction belongs to a species of harvestmen from South America: Link

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I was prompted by this to learn more about harvestmen, and per Wikipedia they don't have venom glands, so I can stop telling my friends that they are the most poisonous spider. I love you, interwebz.
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