Hey guys! I've found a sassy little Harvestman Spider. O-oh, sorry! He isn't a spider. Harvestmans, or daddy-long-legs, are arachnids, just like spiders. They are closely related to spiders, but aren't! They are omnivores, eating decaying plant and animal matter. If they are scared, they will jump and scuttle off somewhere else. Don't be scared, though! They have no venom, but if you are allergic to misc. bug-bites, I don't recommend you handling them. I have handled them several times, once at home to take it off the sliding door, and twice at the park to make sure they don't get squished accidentally! I am always careful to not touch them excessively and not to pull on their leggies, because they will self-amputate them and run away. I handle them for as shortly as possible as not to make them stressed. They are pretty chill and see me as a funny, living, moving log. I don't advise picking them up just for fun though, if they get really really stressed they can nip! Don't cup them in your hands or they might see it as a big scary mouth. They only bite when extremely terrified though.
Stay safe! :3
Hi! I'm Iris! I just got into nature photography like one of my brothers! I really think I could keep doing this as a hobby. :D