These tarantulas like to dig burrows in the ground and wait still until unsuspecting prey crosses their path. They love to redecorate and will often be found rearraging items around their burrows. If they feel threatened they can flick off the hair-like extensions from their body and cause irritation to the skin and eyes of attacking animals. These "hairs" grow back after molting as the spider grows. They do carry a venom in their fangs as well but rarely use it in defense.