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Daddy Longlegs (Harvestman; Harvester)

Daddy longlegs, or harvestmen, are familiar Missouri animals. They are not spiders, but opilionids. Unlike spiders, they have a fused body form and lack silk and venom glands.

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Daddy Longlegs (Harvestman; Harvester) Closeup

We can easily see differences between harvestmen and spiders. The body is a simple oval, and it’s usually hard to tell where the “head” ends and the segmented “abdomen” begins. They look like all one piece.

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Daddy Longlegs (Harvestmen)

About 6,500 species have been named so far, worldwide.
Daddy longlegs, or harvestmen, are familiar Missouri animals. They are not spiders, but opilionids. Unlike spiders, they have a fused body form and lack silk and venom glands.

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Frozen Ticks and Chiggers?

After Missouri experienced some bitter cold temperatures during the first 10 days of the new year, I received questions regarding the effects of the low temperatures on this year’s populations of ticks, chiggers, armadillos and insects.

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Got Chiggers? It Figures!

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A report on the enemy's movements and lifestyle, as well as defenses you can take against it.

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Miscellany

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"Miscellany" for the May 2007 Missouri Conservationist.

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The Invisible Forest

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Life and death in a microscopic ecological community.

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Tick

Tick.

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