The cellar spider, common known as the daddy long-leg, is a spider of the Pholcidae family. Often said to have the most dangerous venom in the world, but fangs too small to pierce skin to inject the venom – don’t worry though, that’s just a myth.
CELLAR SPIDER APPEARANCES
Females have a body length of about 9 mm and males are slightly smaller. Its legs are about 5 or 6 times the length of its body.
CELLAR SPIDER HABITS
Cellar spiders get their name from being known to spin webs in the cellar of a property but they can be found nearly anywhere, generally in the ceiling corners. They are often found in warmer locations as they cannot survive in colder temperatures for long at all. Cellar spiders are actually considered greatly beneficial in some parts of the world as they will trap and kill other venomous insects, including other spiders species.
CELLAR SPIDER REPRODUCTION HABITS
Because they originally came from the subtropics, these spiders do not appear to be influenced by seasonal changes and breed at any time of the year. The female holds the 20 to 30 eggs. Spiderlings are transparent with short legs and change their skin about 5 or 6 times as they mature.