last night, i deported the biggest harvestman (daddy longlegs, order opiliones) i’ve ever seen from our restroom, and helped it get back to nature.
the biologist in me couldn’t but take some pictures and measurements first. :)
the harvestman had a total diameter of 13 cm. it used the longest of its legs – which was significantly longer than the others – to feel its way forward when walking!
here’s some picture proof:
some living pictures after the break… (click anywhere to refocus)