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    • Well, Mark, I don’t rightly know. Harvestmen do not have fangs and are not venomous.

      Like all arachnids, Harvestmen have 4 pairs of legs, a fang-like mouthpart called “chelicerae,” and 2 antennae-like appendages near the mouth called “pedipalps.” The pedipalps are its eating equipment, and they seem well into the smaller spider’s body.

      Usually the male’s body is smaller, shorter and more brilliantly coloured than that of the female; however, the female’s markings tend to be more distinct. Males have longer legs, as well as more distinct granulations and spines.

      I like to think that these spiders at cuddling, but it is more likely that the larger is eating the smaller.

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