The Daddy-long-legs Spider in 3D by Wim van Egmond
So Pholcus is a
formidable hunter. It has only small chelicera ('jaws')
but with a very potent poison. After a quick bite it
wraps its prey in silk. Its long legs are very
manoeuvrable which is not only of use in killing but also
Like all spiders Pholcus is a very interesting subject for microscopic study. The image shows a male. The pedipalps (the appendages on the front end) are much enlarged in male spiders. They are the secondary reproductive organs.
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