The results are in!! Last week I ran a poll to get help in picking the best name for a congregation of Opiliones (i.e., Daddy long-legs, Harvest
menpersons). HUNDREDS of you voted, but the clear winner, with just about 55% of the votes is…
“A Tangle of Opiliones”
This name was proposed by “Antnommer” on Twitter, and it is quite fitting. When thousands of Opiliones hang out together, it does indeed look like a full-on tangle of Arachnids.
Thanks, everyone, for participating in the poll, and helping to find a perfect collective noun for these astounding Arachinds.
Here are the poll results, for those interested:
Here’s another video to illustrate a rather fine tangle of Opiliones