Females are much larger than males and are the more colorful of the genders. Males may be up to 4 times smaller in size, seemingly dwarfed by its mate. Males are also brown and drab in color by comparison. Unlike other spider species that prefer a solitary existence, Hawaiian Garden Spiders don't mind living close to their ohana and other Hawaiian Garden Spiders may be in close proximity. This easy-going arachnid seems to have truly made the spirit of aloha a part of life in this new environment.