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.
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