You see that we provided a hide for her, but she chose to burrow her own. We love for our pets to create their own burrows! However, if we'd known she would do it we might have left the clay pot out of her cage. Since she has built her burrow against it, we can't remove it. Oh well.
This is about the only glimpse we might catch of her:
She usually has the top / opening well covered with web as well. We can't even throw crickets into her burrow. We know she gets her food, though, because it disappears.
This is the trouble with tarantulas, though. The more beautiful they are, the more they tend to hide. It makes sense, physiologically speaking. If an animal has bright colors, that is either part of their defense mechanism (telling predators not to eat them because they are likely poisonous) or they hide because of those colors.
The other night Tears decided to come up for a peek. It was the middle of the night, so I snapped a photo for my husband. This is his pet and he never gets to see her anymore.
Haplopelma lividum are often called vicious and may attack with the slightest of provocation! They are absolutely lightning fast, too! We do not handle Tears. We keep a close eye on her burrow any time we are feeding or watering her. Haplopelma lividum come from the tropical forests of Southeast Asia so prefer high humidity.