At a guess, I'll bet it's a pet shop name for "fiery red birdeater", Lasiadora difficilus. Even "fiery red" is a bit of a stretch.What is the 'red velvet birdeater'?
The ones in Costa Rica are much smaller thought than your "typical" Lasiodora,(difficilis,parahybana ect..) and prob arn't Lasiodora at all. More likely Metriopelma or something similar. regardless I wouldn't say any of them come from a dry area, but like most spiders in captivity they may not thrive, but will live on dry substrate with a water dish.Most Lasiadora comes from Brazil then range down to Argentina
There some in Costa Rica
goofiest T I have ever seen, but dam that looks delicious! :}well, there you go, like Tom said
can OP post pictures, please
I start been real curious what this red velvet can be
I see why he doesn't know how to take care of it! Give it to me and I will figure it out!goofiest T I have ever seen, but dam that looks delicious! :}