- Aug 12, 2002
This is a picture of a wild Aphonopelma eutylenum in her burrow. I poured a little bit of water down her burrow and she stopped just before the entrance. It appeared she was trying to block the water. I noticed that she was a female and let her be. I have found dozens of females in their burrows, but i have yet to find a live male. I have been looking for a male to pair up with my adult female. I'm thinking either all the males have mated and are dead or that the males use temporary burrows. If they are using rodent burrows as temporary shelters, then they probably would not have the tell tale tarantula burrow look to them. This might explain why I am not finding any. I have found only two males dead on the road so far and that is it.