So I have a lot of these in my yard on the westside. I think they like the sand and the warmth. But I have a lot of cinderblock around the house with retaining walls and such, so that’s where they make their nests.
One thing that I learned that that the males are more of a tan color and don’t have the big bulge (egg sack) that the females do. They almost look like a daddy long legs spider.
So here are a few things that I didn’t know:
- Legend has it that the female kills the male after mating, but they thing that’s not necessarily true
- When the babies hatch, the bigger ones eat the smaller ones
- Red coloring is in the shape of an hourglass
- And that red warns birds and wasps, who would normally eat them!