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Old 05-18-2019, 08:02 PM   #1
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Old 05-18-2019, 08:06 PM   #2
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I'm not gonna say no, but they have never bitten me, and I have never heard of anyone getting bit either.
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Old 05-18-2019, 08:14 PM   #3
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No because they don’t have the means. Having said that, supposedly if they could, they would be highly deadly.
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Old 05-18-2019, 08:14 PM   #4
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They are one of the worlds most deadly spider bites. Venom is very very lethal. However, they're mouths are so small, they can not bite a human. Fleas are a favorite food. But will eat other similar sized insects.
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Old 05-18-2019, 08:17 PM   #5
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All spiders are carnivores. The web says no they do not bite humans. I would not put one in my mouth...............
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Old 05-18-2019, 08:21 PM   #6
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I don't think they do. But I'd say you need to go ahead and pick up some bug spray. They're over populated in your vicinity.
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Old 05-18-2019, 08:23 PM   #7
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They are one of the worlds most deadly spider bites. Venom is very very lethal. However, they're mouths are so small, they can not bite a human. Fleas are a favorite food. But will eat other similar sized insects.
Except they are not spiders at all...
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Old 05-18-2019, 08:25 PM   #8
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They are one of the worlds most deadly spider bites. Venom is very very lethal. However, they're mouths are so small, they can not bite a human. Fleas are a favorite food. But will eat other similar sized insects.
They are not even spiders. And they have no fangs or venom glands. They are perfectly safe to handle.

So, OP...no, they won’t bite you.
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Old 05-18-2019, 08:31 PM   #9
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Now you fellers are gonna make me go read up on them . I woulda swore I watched a documentary on them at one point in my life.
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Old 05-18-2019, 08:58 PM   #10
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Somebody has daddy issues.
Grand daddy issues.
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Old 05-18-2019, 09:04 PM   #11
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To the OP, thanks for bringing this up about granddaddy longlegs. I did a little research on it. And stand corrected.
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Old 05-18-2019, 09:09 PM   #12
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Texansfan said they are venomous as well as poisonous......and he'll whoop anyone's stupid arse that says different.
Yea he did, even put a $100 bill on the bet too
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Old 05-18-2019, 09:15 PM   #13
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To the OP, thanks for bringing this up about granddaddy longlegs. I did a little research on it. And stand corrected.
Same here
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Old 05-18-2019, 09:30 PM   #14
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They're not venomous or poisonous.....
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Old 05-18-2019, 10:15 PM   #15
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If someone hasn’t mentioned it, they have some of the most potent venom in North America but their fangs are so small that they rarely pose a danger to humans.

Wait, that’s the Coral Snake......
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Old 05-18-2019, 10:29 PM   #16
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Thanks all. I put my finger in this big pile and they all ran away. . My video wouldn't load. Stay safe, don't kill stuff that don't you don't need too, or, eat whatcha kill


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Old 05-18-2019, 10:34 PM   #17
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Is this like a I had some daddy long legs on the eve of my mobile home so I beat the **** out of my wife type thing?
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Old 05-18-2019, 11:07 PM   #18
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They eat lots of aphids in the garden. That is where they go at night.
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Old 05-18-2019, 11:15 PM   #19
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Stay safe, don't kill stuff that don't you don't need too, or, eat whatcha kill


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Thank you. If only more people could share this intelligent thought process.
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Old 05-18-2019, 11:17 PM   #20
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They don't bite, but when aggravated, they bark very loudly. Hence the term, barking spider!


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Old 05-19-2019, 08:16 AM   #21
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You have to bite them before they bite you! A preemptive strike. Here is the best way to do that. Put about 2 tablespoons of Tabasco sauce in your mouth first, it takes away the bitterness. Then grab a big old handful of them stuff them in your mouth and chew them up. Taste like chicken!
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Old 05-19-2019, 08:30 AM   #22
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Therefore, they do not have poison and, by the powers of logic, cannot be poisonous from venom. Some have defensive secretions that might be poisonous to small animals if ingested.

I was right. Don't put them in your mouth...................
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Old 05-19-2019, 08:52 AM   #23
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they're harmless unless, like my wife, you get heeby jeebies from several dozen bouncing by the light switch in the shed and hurt yourself trying to get away.
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Old 05-19-2019, 09:16 AM   #24
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They eat lots of aphids in the garden. That is where they go at night.
So, to answer the OP question. Yes, they do bite.



Just not people. Good thing no one got their arse whooped!
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Old 05-19-2019, 10:20 AM   #25
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Now you fellers are gonna make me go read up on them . I woulda swore I watched a documentary on them at one point in my life.
Someone started that rumor on the internet within the last 8 years or so, that they had the most toxic venom, but because their jaws or fangs were so small they were not capable of biting a human and there for not able to harm humans. Since that was posted and floated all over the internet for years, there have been multiple posts about that not being true at all, that they have no venom at all. I am not a expert on the subject, I have no clue. All I know, is I have never been bitten by one.
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Old 05-19-2019, 01:10 PM   #26
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Someone started that rumor on the internet within the last 8 years or so, that they had the most toxic venom, but because their jaws or fangs were so small they were not capable of biting a human and there for not able to harm humans. Since that was posted and floated all over the internet for years, there have been multiple posts about that not being true at all, that they have no venom at all. I am not a expert on the subject, I have no clue. All I know, is I have never been bitten by one.



Actually, I saw it on PBS. And it was a lot longer than 8 years ago. Maybe 20, or more.
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Old 05-19-2019, 11:37 PM   #27
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Actually, I saw it on PBS. And it was a lot longer than 8 years ago. Maybe 20, or more.
I seen that show as well about the venom of them.
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Old 05-20-2019, 05:52 AM   #28
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This certainly beats the camp stool I was using, before! The biggest drawback is its weight. When hunting, I lug a pop-up blind, a back-pack with supplies (field dressing materials, cell phone, and quiet snacks), a heater, this chair, and my gun to my hunting sight (about a 1/4 mile from my car). This more than doubles the weight of my load, but I think it's worth it!
What would your post have to do with granddaddy longlegs? Do you keep some in your pack and lug them around? Or did you post in the wrong thread?

The fish are biting, and there's hogs to be kilt. Gotta go!
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Old 05-20-2019, 05:59 AM   #29
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They stink! Usually in a big pile like that they have a very distinct odor. I know they are harmless but that smell is gross. Maybe I am the only one to notice it but I have been around it multiple time and it is specifically unique to the daddy longleg.
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Old 05-20-2019, 06:17 AM   #30
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This certainly beats the camp stool I was using, before! The biggest drawback is its weight. When hunting, I lug a pop-up blind, a back-pack with supplies (field dressing materials, cell phone, and quiet snacks), a heater, this chair, and my gun to my hunting sight (about a 1/4 mile from my car). This more than doubles the weight of my load, but I think it's worth it!


I believe you meant to post this in the camp stool thread. Lol.


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Old 05-20-2019, 07:25 AM   #31
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They don't have fangs, they don't have venom, they are as harmless as they can be.

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Old 05-20-2019, 07:31 AM   #32
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That pic looks like the nether regions of a 1970s p**n star.
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Old 05-20-2019, 07:39 AM   #33
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They are one of the worlds most deadly spider bites. Venom is very very lethal. However, they're mouths are so small, they can not bite a human. Fleas are a favorite food. But will eat other similar sized insects.
This is a myth, they are not venomous

https://www.livescience.com/33625-da...poisonous.html
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Old 05-20-2019, 08:06 AM   #34
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So did we all decide if this venomous, poisonous, fanged spider is even a spider yet?
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Old 05-20-2019, 08:20 AM   #35
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Old 05-20-2019, 08:38 AM   #36
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This is a myth, they are not venomous



https://www.livescience.com/33625-da...poisonous.html
Guess you didn't read the thread.

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Old 05-20-2019, 08:47 AM   #37
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I don't even recall seeing black daddy long legs like the ones in the picture. The ones I see around the house are usually a reddish or brown color. I caught one yesterday to show my son they are harmless. He still flipped out when we let them crawl all on our hands. lol
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