Scientific Name: Lasiodora klugi
Common Names: Scarlet Bird Eater | Brazilian Scarlet Bird Eating Tarantula
Just like the Salmon Pink Bird Eating Tarantula, the Scarlet Bird Eating Tarantula ranks among the worlds heavyweights when it comes to size, only trumped by Theraphosa Blondi – Goliath Bird Eating Tarantula, Theraphosa Strimi – Burgundy Goliath Bird Eating Tarantula and Theraphosa apophysis – Pink Foot Goliath Bird Eating Tarantula
Starting at a few millimeters as a sling, they can grow up to 25cm (10 inches) and more. This is a true MONSTER when it comes to large tarantulas, but also a gentle soul making it an attractive species to consider handling, although we don’t encourage handling. With females getting so large and heavy, great care should be taken because any significant fall will injure or even cause fatal internal damage to your tarantula.
Thankfully, something that gets this big doesn’t carry a bad attitude. These tarantulas can be a bit skittish and a bit nervous when young, but usually become very timid and mellow as they age. Generally a pleasure to keep and work with.