- Oct 26, 2014
My question for today is in regard specifically to H. maculata but I'm sure can be answered with examples from a lot of species. Please know beforehand that I'm not worried or panicked, just curious about other people's thoughts. I'm pretty new to super shy tarantulas that hide a lot, so it's an adjustment. I'm loving my little H. macs, each about 1/2". They are making lovely intricate burrows with webbed retreats at the openings. I generally spot them somewhere about once a week, though not out in the open so that they are clearly visible. Duh, it's an H. mac, right? I've heard others with the species say that they don't see theirs, sometimes for months. The one that I didn't see at all this week has the most complex burrow of any of my tarantulas and if burrows are a measure of happiness, I'd say it's doing great. I would like to hear some experiences from others regarding your little shy ones. How long is the longest that it's been between sightings for you? What are indications that there is something to be concerned about, if any? Obviously the spider is doing spider things, which is awesome. I figure it will come out eventually form wherever in that giant burrow it has settled. Just wondering how I would tell if something was wrong, as opposed to the spider things, since you don't see them.