- Oct 6, 2016
While filming a timelapse, I was sitting drinking a Coke watching my tarantula with a red light on him. Suddenly, my soda went down the wrong pipe. I coughed, and after spending 9776 years sitting absolutely still, my tarantula jumped out of its skin. I looked at it for a second, and coughed again. Same reaction, the tarantula acted startled. It kept doing this. It's not on the same table as me, and I'm barely moving at all when I cough. Maybe it's loud enough that it sends a huge vibration through the enclosure? Or maybe they have a better ability to perceive noise than we think.