Advertisement I know my title states the obvious, but many often forget that the tarantulas we consider docile and often recommend to beginners can quickly become balls of fury. A perfect illustration is my A. avic., which my daughter named "Pinky." Pinky is usually a calm critter; however, tonight when I went to feed her, she snapped on me and threw one of the biggest, if not the biggest threat display, I have ever seen from any of my spiders. She had her fangs flared and even struck at me a few times. What are your examples of threat displays from species that are generally considered beginner, or docile, species? I know there is a Brachy army around here somewhere.