Tarantulas are a rare bug that can be found between November and April in the game. They are active between 7pm and 4pm, but are the most active after 11pm. Tarantulas are particularly tricky to catch because their bite causes the player to faint. However, many consider tarantulas to be well worth the time and risk because they are worth 8,000 bells.
How to Make Your Own Tarantula Island
Players will then want to dig trenches on the island. The player will then want to run to and jump over the trenches once a tarantula starts to chase them. The tarantula can jump over the lower areas of ramps, but they are unable to jump over trenches. The player can then more safely catch the tarantula with a net.
The player can still catch the tarantula without the trenches, but they will need to be more cautious. Players will need to approach their target as slowly as possible and halt if the tarantula shows signs of aggression. This method works, but is a bit riskier and more painstaking than the trenches method.
Tips and Tricks for Farming Tarantulas
Second, players can make more money if they sell their bugs to Flick. He occasionally visits the player’s island and will purchase bugs for 150% of their usual value. He will remain on the island for a full day-- 5am to 5am. Flick will even create a model of a specific bug if the player brings him three of the same bug. Who doesn’t want a tarantula model in their home?
Turnips are another great way to make bank in the game. Players can purchase turnips from Daisy and resell them for a profit. You can check out our Animal Crossing: New Horizons turnip guide here.