Nah, if they're gonna get defensive about anything, your hands would be enough.If you have more than one T and you decide to handle them, even if you wash your hands, do they smell the other Ts you have just handled and get defensive about it?
Most definately. Through open-ended sensory hairs.Do tarantula's even have the ability to smell? I know their setae can pick up vibrations and sense movements. I am sure they can detect a presence...but how? Wouldn't it just be by sight and vibration?
A snake's tongue brings in air particles to an organ in the roof of the mouth, (pretty much a nose). The tongue doesn't smell.A snakes tongue allows them to taste the air and that's how that smell. It's not like that but sorta the same concept.
Tarantulas wouldn't see a fellow T any different than any other creature entering their area of operation. Their instinct is to usually kill it regardless. Thus the reason your hand is of the same threat level.I don't mean jealous, but territorial with the thought of another tarantula in the vicinity?
Tarantula vision detects light and darkness. They can sense movement through vibrations and could technically "see" you comming if your shadow cast over them. It is speculated that many arboreals have better vision.Regarding T's senses, can you guys please help me clarify this one :
I know that T's have 8 eyes and that their vision is somewhat poor. Could you elaborate on this??