- Dec 5, 2016
We live in a rural area of California and recently found we have a new neighbor, a wild tarantula has a burrow next to our garage. We've been watching it for about three weeks now and wondered if we can determine anything about it by it's behavior. It usually is out of it's burrow in the early morning and climbs up on the garage wall. Later in the day, I see it partially in it's burrow or 'standing guard' right outside. We only occasionally see it at night, probably out hunting from what I've read. Can anyone tell me anything about the behavior that might inform me of gender, reproduction, existence of egg sac? Any comments would be appreciated..