Advertisement Hey you guys! I've been watching videos of M. balfouri communal enclosures, and I'm super intrigued. There's a variety of apparent social behaviors being caught on film; how do you guys personally interpret these behaviors? One thing you see them do is tap on each other, which often ends in one tarantula crawling beneath the other. Tom Moran speculated that they might establishing dominance/pecking order. Another youtuber speculated that they use their setae to identify individuals within the community. Another thing they do is work together. Not only do they share food (which can be seen in slings of a lot of species), but they appear to have set times in which they're all constructing at once, as well as shared times of wandering or being reclusive. There must be some sort of communication, environmental trigger, or circadian rhythm that leads to these communal behaviors. There appears to be zero scientific studies regarding M. balfouri communal behavior. Is this something that happens in the wild, or did hobbyists discover that they can adapt to coexisting? Are there any other social behaviors you've seen in your tarantulas?