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Lasiodora difficilis (Brazilian Fire Red Birdeater Tarantula)

Lasiodora difficilis (Brazilian Fire Red Birdeater Tarantula) 

This is one of the largest growing tarantulas in the hobby, reaching up to a 10” leg span. It is heavy-bodied with a black carapace and red hairs on its abdomen. Similar to the Lasiodora parahybana, it is hardy and easy to care for. This is an impressive display spider and is a lot of fun to watch grow.

Name Pronunciation:
Lasiodora (laa-see-uh-DAW-ruh)
difficilis (dif-uh-SI-lis)

* Adapted from The American Tarantula Society

Name Meaning: hard, difficult

Name and Description History:
Lasiodora difficilis Mello-Leitão, 1921
Lasiodora difficilis Mello-Leitão, 1923
Lasiodora difficilis Bücherl, 1957
Lasiodora difficilis Schmidt, 1986
Lasiodora difficilis Schmidt, 1993
Lasiodora difficilis Schmidt, 1997
Lasiodora difficilis Peters, 2000
Lasiodora difficilis Peters, 2003
Lasiodora difficilis Schmidt, 2003

Size: 9” – 10”

Growth Rate: Fast
Natural Habitat: Brazil, eastern
Housing Needs: Terrestrial setup. Spiderlings will burrow.
Temperament: An aggressive eater. Not usually defensive.