Daddy-long-legs are born with 8 legs. But they often lose legs. We have seen them getting around perfectly well with only 5 legs. Please let me know leg counts you observe. Sometimes you can identify a daddy-long-legs you see more often by counting legs. When you count, you need to note the pattern of legs. If the critter has 3 legs on the left side, which ‘leg’ is missing? Is it the front ‘feeler’ leg, the hind leg or one of the middle legs? I have not decided how to count 1/2 legs since they don’t provide much support.