The King Baboon Tarantulas are very active spiders at night, with an amazing burrowing behavior. During the day they stay hidden and sealed in their burrow. Then at night they emerge to search for prey and begin to excavate. They are constantly enlarging their burrow and forming new ones throughout the substrate.
Many spiders in the genus ‘Steatoda’ are mistaken for Black Widow spiders and therefore known as ‘ False Black Widow Spiders ‘. They are found among human populations worldwide. False Black Widow Spiders are less harmful to humans than Black Widows, however, their bite can still be extremely painful. (see False Black Widow Spider Venom below). Only the female bites.