I know that they are really difficult, and I've never had much luck. I always try to have one tool out that I know is right before my net. Then, when I spot one, I run a little ways from it so I can ready my net first. Then it seems like all reaction time from there.
I don't think they exist! I saw 2 tarantulas in the first week or 2...and ever since they've all vanished. GRRRRR! lol I hunt for them every night...one of these nights I need to drink a pot of coffee and drink a 2 liter of mountain dew so I can stay up all night walking around my town looking! /sigh...
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==Dream Name: NewLeaf===Character: Twitchy==
I saw 1 tarantula and 2 scorpions. When I saw the first scorpion I didn't have my net. When I saw the tarantula it was on the starting screen by a villagers house and when the game loaded and I got there, it was no longer there. And the second scorpion was by a house that was by a cliff, didn't startle it or anything, it just fell off on it on while walking, so I ran down to the beach to find it, but it was gone. I have amazing luck at finding them at inconvenient times and places...
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I have difficulty with these bugs because I scream and run when they spot me. I always come upon one when I am playing with the volume down and I'm completely unprepared. I lack the patience I had for hunting these in Wild World. XD One of these days...!
Barbarism is the natural state of mankind. Civilization is unnatural.
It is a whim of circumstance. And barbarism must always ultimately triumph.
Tip 1: They don't show up online or when your gates are open. , Tip 2: Scare other bugs away for a better chance at finding them.
Tip 3: Walk around with your net, if they see you and give chase, try to catch them bee style. If they don't see you then walk up to them slowly like you're catching one of the rarer palm tree beetles.
I've caught the scorpion twice now, but I can never seem to get it right with the tarantula. I have a hard enough time getting one to show, and then it either suicides in the river, disappears, or attacks me.
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