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Harvestmen, also called Daddy Longlegs, are not spiders, but they are close relatives. Unlike spiders, which have two main body sections, Harvestmen only have one. It does have eight legs like a spider, but are much longer. The Harvestman also has a little knob on its head with two eyes.
Harvestmen do not have venom glands like spiders, but they do eat insects and other small creatures.
Female Harvestmen lay eggs in moist soil, often under rocks or logs. They have a small needle-like part, called an ovipositor, that sticks out from their bodies. Females use their ovipositors to inject eggs into the soil. The eggs survive through Winter and hatch in the Spring, when it is warm enough. Harvestmen grow very slowly. Only one batch of eggs is laid each year. Their lifespan is just one year, and die in the winter when the weather becomes too cold.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:harvestman
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:22 Jan 2013 - 5:36 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Harvestman, Macro, Nature, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:89
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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 74167 forum postsKarenFB vcard England159 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2013 - 5:43 AM

You've captured the details brilliantly - I don't think I've ever seen a striped one! Smile

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JimV
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22 Jan 2013 - 5:43 AM

Extraordinary shots and wonderful information to go with ithem Carol, I've often seen Daddy Longlegs, but never realised they were so colourful, nor did I realise they looked so fearsome!Wink
Rgds., Jim

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bobsblues
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22 Jan 2013 - 6:31 AM

They look so delicate Carol a wonderful capture and good informative write up .
Rob

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Hermanus
Hermanus  1 South Africa
22 Jan 2013 - 6:33 AM

An excellent write up to accompany these two superb photos Carol !! We also have daddy Long legs here and I have always considered them as spiders ! They multiply like mad but ours are more brown. Wish I had a decent camera then I could have posted a good image of one Smile

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22 Jan 2013 - 6:40 AM

Another brilliant and detailed capture with an informative and iteresting write up, thanks Carol.

Andy

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leontari
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22 Jan 2013 - 6:45 AM

A brilliant capture, superb details Carol. What a long legs they have!!
Effrossini

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SUE118
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22 Jan 2013 - 7:16 AM

2 excellent shots, The snow has nearly gone it's just ice we have to go careful with.

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andylea
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22 Jan 2013 - 8:04 AM

brilliant detail carole belting comp and colour v2 for me today a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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barbarahirst
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22 Jan 2013 - 8:30 AM

you wonder how these guys survive ...
such delicate "limbs"
great images from you as always....

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WhiteRose1
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22 Jan 2013 - 8:52 AM

This must be the 7 legged variety GrinGrin. Quite a fearsome looking beast in macro. Beautifully captured, Carol.

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22 Jan 2013 - 8:59 AM


Quote: This must be the 7 legged variety GrinGrin. Quite a fearsome looking beast in macro. Beautifully captured, Carol.

Dave

Oh dearSadSad................. He might be a contortionistGrinGrin (probably wrong spelling)
V2 is my fave, lovely capturesGrin
Diane

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cheesey
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22 Jan 2013 - 9:03 AM

Excellent macro. Great shots.
Cheesey.

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EAS
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22 Jan 2013 - 9:17 AM

Hadn't notice the "7" legs before Dave mentioned it! 2 wonderful images. V2 for me today. Guess they'll most certainly have died off here as we have 1ft of snow where it hasn't difted!

Ann

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RonnieAG
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22 Jan 2013 - 9:24 AM

Interesting to read your narrative about this insect, Carol: I have heard of it but never seen it, so your images are all the more instructive to as well as impressive.
Ronnie.

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Brian65
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22 Jan 2013 - 9:33 AM

Fantastic images and write up Carol, my wife took a look at it and ran out the roomWinkWinkTongueTongueSmile
Brian

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lonely_oryx
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22 Jan 2013 - 9:42 AM

Looks like he could spring up at you with legs like that

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LynneJoyce
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22 Jan 2013 - 10:35 AM

Fabulous photographs, fascinating commentary.

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digital_boi
22 Jan 2013 - 10:35 AM

the narrative always helps Carol so thanks for that and i love V1 fine close up work

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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Irishkate
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22 Jan 2013 - 10:37 AM

Excellent image - especially like V1.
Learned a lot from your narrative Carol.
Didn't know Harvestmen and DaddyLong Legs are the same creature.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Gerryrys
Gerryrys  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2013 - 10:42 AM

Nicely captured and very interesting Carol.

Gerry

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22 Jan 2013 - 11:07 AM

Superb close ups Carol i always though they were spiders but there not, well you live and learn they look really scary up this close standing on those long legs.

Gary

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gingerdelight
22 Jan 2013 - 11:23 AM

What a beauty (for something with eight legs!)

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TonyDy
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22 Jan 2013 - 11:36 AM

Great duo, Carol.
Tony

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SlowSong
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22 Jan 2013 - 12:10 PM

Goodness, I've never seen one standing up so tall! Amazing images.
x

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prabhusinha
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22 Jan 2013 - 12:10 PM

How do u find him steady for a pose ? Tongue incredible images.

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achieverswales
22 Jan 2013 - 12:14 PM

Two great captures Carol! I am not going to mention the knob on his head with two eye's.

Regards

Trev.

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NobbytheNobster
22 Jan 2013 - 12:42 PM

Hi Carol.
Two smashing shots! You have so many beautiful insects over there in Greece, we have decided to visit one of the greek islands for our next holiday abroad next year, probably Cos..cant wait Smile
Regards
Ricky

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Meheecho
Meheecho  1275 forum posts United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 - 12:43 PM

Two superb shots and a good description too
Steve

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Daisymaye
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22 Jan 2013 - 1:09 PM

Wow! Look at those legs. Excellent.......Sandy

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Stace
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22 Jan 2013 - 1:19 PM

great pose Carol

Stace

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pluckyfilly
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22 Jan 2013 - 1:57 PM

thank goodness they are not really the size shown in the picture Wink great capture Carol

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marktc
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22 Jan 2013 - 2:09 PM

Magnificent

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22 Jan 2013 - 2:18 PM

At my old house we used to have a couple of green woodpeckers visit and dig away in the grass looking for the eggs laid by the daddy longlegs; the starlings used to feast as well. Two excellent captures Carol.
Joan.

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saeidNL
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22 Jan 2013 - 2:42 PM

Two wonderful and excellent capture,Carol,very well done,
saeid

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TrevBatWCC
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22 Jan 2013 - 3:19 PM

Nice legs! Wink Two brilliant close-ups of this fine looking specimen, Carol Smile
Trev Smile

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suemason
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22 Jan 2013 - 3:21 PM

Fabulous detail Carol. What a shot!

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Bob_V
Bob_V  6 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2013 - 3:37 PM

Another stunner Carol, excellent work.
Bob

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Tibetan
Tibetan  1 England
22 Jan 2013 - 3:40 PM

We have one Carol, but this one looks quite small in comparison as ours has very very long legs, will see if I can find one for next week, nice couple of good detailed shots well done like both, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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22 Jan 2013 - 4:27 PM

Oh Dear! very impressive from where I am stting Carol
brave you I will stick to going into big cat cages...thank you very much...safer
Well done
Lillian

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22 Jan 2013 - 4:33 PM

Beautiful capture Carol. Interesting info too.
Rende

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samarmishra
22 Jan 2013 - 5:06 PM

two excellent images Carol... both r equally good..

thx for ur comments on the upload of my son..

Samar..

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22 Jan 2013 - 6:16 PM

Definitely V2 for me Carol, better comp and detail Smile

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basith
basith  1 Sri Lanka
22 Jan 2013 - 6:20 PM

Hi Carol.
Some interesting macro images on your pf.
Excellent shots today,
nice detail....

Basith

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22 Jan 2013 - 6:25 PM

Evenin' Carol
Looks like a spider to meWink
Thanks for the enlightenmentSmile

Cold and foggy today -8C when I arrived at workSad

Improved a tad during the day

Adrian

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 - 6:56 PM

Love the closer crop of V1, Carol.

P.

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22 Jan 2013 - 7:35 PM

'Two Superb color Macro's' ~ Peter

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22 Jan 2013 - 11:19 PM

Excellent shots. Prefer the closer-up of V1.

Lavina

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22 Jan 2013 - 11:36 PM

Two stunning macro shots Carol..Lin

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23 Jan 2013 - 12:06 AM

Top draw images carol
mike

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23 Jan 2013 - 5:27 AM

A superb pose in V1

Peter

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23 Jan 2013 - 9:44 AM

High-quality macro work as usual, Carol.
Terry

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23 Jan 2013 - 2:02 PM

Good grief...what a fascinating fella! The stuff of horror movies Grin Thanks for the info, Carol. Very very interesting.

BRILLIANT captures you've got of him.

Andrew Smile

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24 Jan 2013 - 11:46 AM

Holly Molly! Great legs in this one! GrinGrinGrin
NICE! IB

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24 Jan 2013 - 6:15 PM

Tremendously good macrowork Carol, not surprised to see you harvest so many votes for these. I see that big pussy the Tomcat is moaning about the weather again, plus ca change!Wink

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24 Jan 2013 - 10:20 PM

Marvellous picture.
Congratulations.
"The Harvestman also has a little knob on its head with two eyes."
Very useful, too.

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9 Feb 2013 - 2:18 PM

Amazing macro detail, awesome looking. Great capture, Carol.

Akhtar

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