I have a H. lividum right now, which was my very first tarantula. Despite what people say about its aggressive nature, I've handled it a couple times and have never been bitten. It's a fast one though and doesn't hesitate to put up a threat pose. However, it has set up a nice deep burrow and I haven't seen it in the last 2 weeks, so its "pet hole" status is coming into play now. Anyways, I'm looking for a more active tarantula that is slightly friendlier and was wondering how E. murinus are.