Advertisement Does a tarantula really have the memory to allow it to being accustomed to being handled? I only handle one of my tarantulas for now, since they are all so small, I've been practicing on my beloved 4" G. pulchripes. Look how fuzzy Mammoth is! I just adore this tarantula! I'm new to this, but it seems to me that we humans just get better at handling tarantulas in general, or a particular tarantula by learning its behavior. Is it the tarantula adapting to being handled, or is it just us learning how to do it correctly?