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