Mean if you go digging into their burrows looking for a fight. Shy and skittish otherwise. Once they've established a burrow, they won't be around the surface much. Your only chance to see the defensive behavior will be with rehousing.how about cobalt blues?i know they're OW,but how mean are they?
I second the Chilos. Our mature female Chilobrachys sp. Guangxiensis is also a complete nutjob. She is our most intimidating and most unpredictable by far. She also does what you described about slapping the ground, she is best described by one word: explosive.My favorite OW are Chilobrachys species. I have two shy juveniles who hide in their web, but my female 7" Chilobrachys sp. "Guangxiensis" is the definition of "standing ground." Not skittish at all. You touch her, she'll wheel around, stridulating and slapping the ground with her legs. She doesn't hide much either.[/IMG]