Daddy Long Legs – a mouthful

By June 13, 20037 Comments

Following my BBQ post earlier, I was told to my sheer horror that the “daddy long legs” is the most poisonous spider in the world. Having swallowed a whole one that night, this was plainly not good news. Investigation was needed before any revenge was taken on Jac, so I quizzed several friends on the matter. Their only response was to vigorously confirm the blasted news before laughing and pointing at my horror-filled face, so in a final desparate attempt I dug out Google and searched. And blessing upon blessing, I found this page at Snopes. Thank jimeny for that.


  • Jac says:

    yes, but it was BLOODY funny

  • shunta says:

    VERY BLOODY funny

  • Anonymous says:

    What is the Most Venomous Spider in the World?

    It ‘s an age old question and I’m sure you’d like an answer, well here goes:

    This is a rather difficult question to answer as there are actually a number of very venomous spiders in the world, all of which have caused human deaths (in some cases the reported cases are anecdotal rather than scientifically recorded).

    Of those, the Black Widow Spider (Lactrodectus mactans) of North America is the most well known of the so-called deadly spiders. Other members of the Lactrodectus family are found throughout many temperate parts of the world, such as Australia where it is known as the Red Back spider and New Zealand where it is known as the Katipo spider.

    The Sydney funnelweb spider (Atrax robustus) of Australia is often quoted as being the spider with the most dangerous venom.

    On the other hand; according to the Guinness Book of Records the world?s most venomous spiders is the Brazilian wandering spider (Phoneutria nigriventer).

    This spider is believed to have the most active neurotoxic venom of any living spider. Its venom is so potent that only 0.006mg (0.00000021oz) is sufficient to kill a mouse.

  • Brian Damage says:

    The Brazilian Wandering Spider may be the most venomous, but it doesn’t inject the full, lethal dose of venom into a foe very often, whereas the Funnelweb does almost every time. Therefore, although it may indeed be less vemomous than the BWS, the Funnelweb seems to be the one more likely to kill…

  • tracy says:

    hi guys my is tracy and i have just recently bein interested as i gound out that my dads dad dies from eating won of them as a hope less joke this made me wonder i have found out alot obout these insects and finding out that they are the most venimus spiders in the world was an arful thingi then relised all the times i had played with these cretures but i then found out form goin to the world musum that that there fangs are too small to bite humans plz dont jug these spiders keap awat and dont eat them.

  • Zach says:

    Can a dog eat them and be fine? Because mine does lol

  • Angie says:

    Yep mine did too and shes still alive…but it was only 5 minutes ago. I hope she’s still here in the morning ive only had her 2 days LOL

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