Turns out nightmares do come true. Tarantulas are getting ready for mating season, much to the fear of some Southeast Colorado residents. Thousands of creepy-crawlers are about to make their way through the southwest for the great “mate-gration”. When male tarantulas, are ready to mate at eight to ten years old, they make the 20-mile trek between late August and early October to find a female to mate with.
After the tarantula finds his ideal lady, he’ll perform a courtship dance that includes tapping his legs on a female’s web. If she likes him, she’ll often let him know by drumming back. After mating, males typically die relatively quickly, but females have a typical lifespan 20-25 years. As much as you might want to watch the mating migration, be careful…Though they’re not poisonous to humans, those bites can be very painful.
Source: Daily Mail