- Sep 4, 2015
Most tarantulas, regardless of genus or individual temperament, will usually choose to hide if possible in my experience. Yes you will encounter individuals spiders that will just go "YOLO" and decide that anything close to them is fair game, but usually that is a feeding response and not defensive and not aggressive. It really doesn't do a T much good to be aggressive towards a huge adversary (humans) as they'll lose in the end.Sorry, "aggressive" was wrong expression. I know that T are not aggressive. I mean fast, moving a lot, prefering not to hide... I do not like to stress tarantulas, for example, I have feeding holes in all of my enclosures, so I do not have to open enclosure when feeding, but only let crickets fall inside, but sometimes it is necessary to make some changes or bigger cleaning.