They are one of the more skittish of the brachypelma. They do calm down some as adults, but in my experience they readily kick hairs when bothered. They can be a bit faster as well, they like to run and hide when bothered. They are a must in your collection if you like brachy’s though. I don’t react yet to the hairs from them yet, but I am sure I will over time. Mine are always out in the open, and even though they are young I still love how they look. This is my 2.5" confirmed female.
what happened to the pink lol....mine are great not usually shy though:? i think jason and or joel had something to do with that lol or maybe these girls are acting like there given names: paris and nicole...j/k i haven't been haired yet and it doesnt seem that i will ever(fingers crossed)...mine love it when i mist, which i do at least once a week but other than that, pretty similar to smithi in care..in the wild they are located pretty close if not overlapping where smithis are found.....hope that helps
I have three and all three are sweet tempered, not hair kickers at all. Maybe just luck of the draw. But then again, my boehmeis don't kick so much either I find the boehmeis are the most likely to kick hairs and the auratum is the most skittish, by skittish, I mean the most likely to be found on the back of my t-shirt soon after leaving it's enclosure
In my experience, these guys are fairly similar to boehmei, but maybe a bit more shy or reclusive. I've yet to have a boehmei take to a hide, but these seem to at least part of the time/molt cycle. They are also a good bit slower growing than boehmei.