• The Myth
    • A Pholcus phalangioides (Daddy long-legs spider) has the most potent venom of all spiders, but is unable to pierce human skin.
  • Verdict
    • Busted
  • Note
    • A Daddy long-legs was able to bite through the skin of Adam's arm. He reported nothing more than a very mild, short-lived burning sensation. Analysis of the venom proves it does not approach the potency of the Latrodectus (Black widow spider).[1]


  1. Mythbusters Episode Buried in Concrete