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What is this? Found in ontario, around 1.5"DLS
Daddy long legs! Love these lil guys, have one in my kitchen that catches mosquitos, he been in there for months lol

Actually, (well I'm from Texas) what we call "daddy long legs" there looks like a spider but isn't a spider. It's an arachnid that eats other spiders but isn't classified as a spider like the one pictured above. It's more burnt orange in color and has long scraggly legs. :) If I find a pic I will post it! I suppose some folks call cellar spiders "daddy long legs" because they have similarities in size and their legs are long, too.
 
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Actually, (well I'm from Texas) what we call "daddy long legs" there looks like a spider but isn't a spider. It's an arachnid that eats other spiders but isn't classified as a spider like the one pictured above. It's more burnt orange in color and has long scraggly legs. :) If I find a pic I will post it! I suppose some folks call cellar spiders "daddy long legs" because they have similarities in size and their legs are long, too.
@Casey K. Got that knowledge! Didn't know that! Got a wrinkle in brain :):T:
 
Allegedly they are extremely venomous, although they don't possess the fangs/mandibles to bite humans rendering them harmless even to children

Ik the harmless part is true but I'd need citations on the venom

From what I read, they don't have venom glands. Therefore, they can't produce venom. I did read something about them possibly being able to secrete poison (defense mechanism towards predators) but I don't think the theory has been tested.
 

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