Goody Harvestman

Eumesosoma sp.


Starter colony (6 mixed): $50 (Not available)
Adults: $10/each (Not available)

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  • Adult Size: 7 mm (body); 32 mm (legspan).
  • Care Level: Intermediate.
  • Temperature Requirements: 65-85 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Air Humidity: Not picky.
  • Substrate Humidity: Moist.
  • Favorite Foods: Fish flakes, yeast, and fruit flies.
  • Locality: None.

Goody harvestmen are excellent beginner harvestmen as they are more tolerant of dryness and crowding than Vonones ornata. Though many harvestmen are leggy, the goody harvestmen is quite stocky and almost seems as if its body is uncomfortably large for its legs. It is very common to see them posing in a comical manner, legs splayed out or in a pinwheel-like whirl. The body surface is surprisingly hard relative to other Opiliones, which may contribute to the lack of cannibalism. The young do not grow as quickly as ornate harvestmen do, but do not seem to be preyed on by the adults. Charming and sturdy, the goody harvestman makes an excellent addition to Roach Crossing’s roster of captive-bred Opiliones.