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They seem to come to life about 9:00 or 10:00 p.m. and are still out and about when I turn their light out at midnight or 1:00 a.m. They are in a room that gets a lot of natural daylight but I don't actually turn their light on till I come home for lunch (about 1:00 or 2:00 p.m.) and they are no where to be found at that time. I put some food in their individual habitats at lunch anyway, just in case they get up and are hungry while I'm back at the office. When I check on them early evening (7:00ish p.m.) they are usually still not out and about, but then later in the night when I go down to do the daily cleaning and maintenance, they are out and active. I don't know if that's a result of me always being the most active in their tank at 9:00 or 10:00 p.m. or if it's coincidence.
Last night they were VERY active, all three were climbing the walls of their breeding nets (making me nervous). I took advantage of the opportunity to start interacting with them. two out of three were very tolerant of my finger.... I was able to repeatedly put it right next to them, leave it there for a few seconds, remove it, and then do it again. The third one runs away when I do that but two out of three ain't bad. We've only just begun.