Lasiodora parahybana - (Brazilian Salmon Pink, LP)

This gentle giant is one of the most popular species. The third largest spider in the world makes this quite a conversation piece as well as an excellent display spider. An adult male can reach over 11”. They are quite bulky with a velvet black abdomen adorned with long salmon bristles all over. Many people who own these report that when they approach the enclosure, their parahybana tries to climb out. They are more tolerant and social than most species. These tarantulas are voracious eaters with appetites that match their size! Once on the ground it can be difficult to coax them to move. They are bold and do not become disturbed easily, so they are out in the open most all of the time.

Name Pronunciation:
Lasiodora (laa-see-uh-DAW-ruh)
parahybana (paa-ruh-hy-BAA-nuh)

* Adapted from The American Tarantula Society

lasiodora parahybana mm
Mature male

Name and Description History:
Lasiodora parahybana Mello-Leitão, 1917
Lasiodora parahybana Mello-Leitão, 1923
Lasiodora parahybana Bücherl, 1957
Lasiodora parahybana Schmidt, 1986
Lasiodora parahybana Hancock & Hancock, 1989
Lasiodora parahybana Schmidt, 1993
Lasiodora parahybana Tansley, 1997
Lasiodora parahybana Schmidt, 1997
Lasiodora parahybana Peters, 2000
Lasiodora parahybana Peters, 2003
Lasiodora parahybana Schmidt, 2003
Lasiodora parahybana Zinov, 2013

Mom with egg sac.

New World, Terrestrial, burrowers when young.
Size: 11” + But typically grow to 7” – 10”
Growth Rate: Very fast
Natural Habitat: Brazil, eastern. The tropical forest floor of Brazil.
Housing Needs: Terrestrial setup. Spiderlings will burrow.
Temperament: They are tolerant and rarely give a threat posture. They have the most irritating type of urticating hairs, so beware that when they kick hairs you will likely itch. Parahybanas do not startle easily and are not easily disturbed.

1st instar.  They are still in the incubator at this point.