Tarantula Spinning Web

Asked January 17, 2019, 4:31 PM EST

While handling my Chilean Rose-Haired Tarantula, it started spinning a web around my hands. Should I be worried? Was she stressed?

Utah County Utah

1 Response

No, you shouldn't be worried. Tarantulas use webs/silk to line their underground burrows or where they hang out in the cage. They can also use silk to help with traction when climbing objects. Perhaps the spider was simply trying to increase its traction while climbing around on your hands.