Theraphosa blondi

(Latreille, 1804)

Burgundy goliath bird eater (terrestrial)
Brazil
~ 11 cm bodylength
Longevity: ♀ ~ 12 years, ♂ ~ 5 years

With Theraphosa stirmi and apophysis, Theraphosa blondi joins the largest tarantulas in the world. With a leg span of up to 30 cm and a body length of up to 12 cm, this species is powerful. The chelicerae can grow to over 2 cm. In this way you want to avoid a bite in any case, even if the poison is relatively mild and generally harmless to us humans. Gloves are recommended when handling Theraphosa blondi, as their urticating hairs are among the most violent in the world. The difference to the very similar Theraphosa stirmi is a much thicker femoral hair of the Theraphosa blondi. She is fast, strong and usually not afraid.

Theraphosa blondi