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Lasiodora klugi – Bahia scarlet

Item #: LASKLU

25.86$

  • CAD: $ 32.00

Scientific Name: Lasiodora Klugi

Common Name: Bahia scarlet

Type: Terrestrial

Category: New World

Endemic Location: Brazil

Diagonal Leg Span (DLS): 11”(28cm)

Urticating Hairs: Yes Type I & III

Growth Rate: Medium – Fast

Life Expectancy: Females 15 years / Males 5 years

Recommended Experience Level: Beginner

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Scientific Name: Lasiodora Klugi

Common Name: Bahia scarlet

Type: Terrestrial

Category: New World

Endemic Location: Brazil

Diagonal Leg Span (DLS): 11”(28cm)

Urticating Hairs: Yes Type I & III

Growth Rate: Medium – Fast

Life Expectancy: Females 15 years / Males 5 years

Recommended Experience Level: Beginner

The Lasiodora klugi, commonly known as the Bahia Scarlet or Brazilian Red Tarantula, is a captivating species that commands attention with its striking appearance and intriguing behaviors. Native to the Brazilian rainforests, this tarantula is a sight to behold, showcasing a vibrant array of colors that range from deep, earthy browns to fiery reds along its body and legs. The contrast is not just in color but also in texture, with its body covered in a dense layer of hair that gives it a unique, almost velvet-like appearance.

Growing to a considerable size, the Lasiodora klugi can reach leg spans of up to 8 inches (20 cm), making it one of the larger tarantula species. This size, combined with its bold coloring, makes it a popular choice among arachnid enthusiasts. Beyond its physical allure, this species exhibits fascinating behaviors. It is known to be a voracious eater, aggressively pursuing prey with a swift and decisive attack. Despite its daunting size and hunting prowess, the Bahia Scarlet is generally regarded as having a docile temperament towards humans, making it a manageable pet for those accustomed to handling tarantulas.

In their natural habitat, Lasiodora klugi tarantulas are burrowers, creating extensive underground networks where they reside and ambush prey. This behavior translates into captivity, where they require a habitat that mimics their natural environment, complete with substrate for burrowing and hiding spots. Their care, while manageable for experienced handlers, demands an understanding of their needs for space, humidity, and temperature to thrive. The Lasiodora klugi, with its impressive size, vibrant colors, and dynamic behaviors, continues to fascinate and captivate those who encounter it, embodying the mysterious allure of the arachnid world.

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