Arkansas has recorded more than 700 sightings of tarantulas since May and a zoologist says he is getting an idea of where the creatures flourish in the state. Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission zoologist Michael Warriner is coordinating a statewide tarantula survey. From now until winter, male tarantulas should be roaming about, looking for mates. Warriner says tracking some creatures` habitats is a new thing for the commission, but should become a regular endeavor. Next year, he wants to track bumblebees. As for the hairy, mostly harmless tarantulas, the Texas brown variety is understood to be the only type in the region, but Warriner wants to make sure. Based on reports from 36 of Arkansas` 75 counties, he has determined that the long-living spiders tend to live in dry, grassy regions. The survey team is using three thousand dollars of state money for its Web site and posters.