Harpactira Pulchripes Baboon Babies 1in +
Harpactira Pulchripes Baboon Babies 1in +
For a limited time, we are doing a super blowout on this species.
We produced a few sacs here at Urban Tarantulas, captive raised, captive bred, captive produced... so making this species super available to everyone.
They are roughly 3/4 to an inch, super well started, eating well.
The Harpactira pulchripes, or more commonly known as the Golden Blue Leg Baboon is one of the more sought after tarantulas in the hobby.
Just some years ago, babies use to be so rare they would cost $600 for one.
Thankfully, they are more common in the hobby, and affordable nowadays.
Definitely one of my favorite species to raise to adulthood.
They poses super bright blues and orange coloration.
They are a super hardy species, and they are not typically burrowers like some of their cousin baboon/African species.
- Being native to South Africa, they love the heat. Keep them on the warmer side of your room if you want them to mature quicker. They thrive in temperatures in the low 80’s, but do extremely well in the 70’s as well. They are super adaptive to any environment, and it would not be an issue if your temperatures dropped lower.
- Your humidity levels should vary. I find this works well. Spray one side of the container with some water and let it soak through the rest of the substrate once every two weeks or so. Within that time, the substrate should dry-out, and you can repeat that process. You do not need a water dish for this species, as they will most likely web all over and around it.
Other useful information.
Latin/Scientific name: Harpactira pulchripes
Common name: Golden Blue Leg Baboon
Category: Baboon, old world.
Locale: South Africa, Makhanda on the Eastern Cape province of South Africa
Size: Large female legspan can reach 5in across.
Urtication hairs: None at all
Stridulation: They are known to make stridulation noises.
Growth rate: Highly temperature dependent. SUPER fast in the 80° temperatures.
Life expectancy: Females up to 12 years, males 2-3 years.
Recommended experience level: Beginner to intermediate.
Check out Tom’s caresheet for more information.
If you would like to see more Harpactira pulchripes content, check out my Instagram. I update and post quite often.
If you would like to read some reviews from previous customers, check out my Facebook review page.
I charge a standard rate of $50 for shipping tarantulas, and isopods.
I take a loss on shipping, on every package.
There are many costs associated with shipping that are not evident on the surface level:
An insulated box.
The vials that the animals go inside of have to be drilled a certain way.
The preparation of the vials with padding takes labor to make.
So $50 for shipping is actually a bargain.
Packages go out usually Monday/Tuesday and sometimes Wednesday.
I will not ship after Wednesday, because if there are shipping delays, I do not want it to go over the weekend.
Live Arrival Guarantee:
I offer LAG (Live Arrival Guarantee) on every single package that I ship.
Animals usually arrive at your doorstep, or your nearest FedEx hub the following day after I ship. Usually 10am, but that is not always the case.
Sometimes it might take an additional day to arrive, but that is rare.
In the RARE case that the animal/s arrive DOA (dead on arrival), the receiver MUST send photos and video to me within an hour documenting the condition of the said animal.
We will then discuss replacement options if that is the case.
I've been shipping and sending hundreds if not thousands of packages over the last 10 years with an impeccable track record.
Shipping costs on DOA’s are never refundable.
Local Pick Up:
Local pick up in Los Angeles is always available.
If you live close, come pick up the animals.
I can also personally deliver the animals the same/next day if the order is over $200.
Where do you get your enclosures?
For a good quality enclosure, I recommend Herpcult Enclosures
What substrate do you use?
I prefer coco fiber substrate mixed with peat. Usually a 80/20 mixture.
Coco or similar
Sphagnum Peat Moss or similar
What temperature do you keep your tarantulas in?
I have my room set at 80°F, but they will be perfectly fine in temperatures between 69°F-83°F. I prefer using the Govee thermometer.
Are tarantulas venomous?
Yes, all spiders are venomous. However, tarantulas do not possess a medically significant venom. There have been no records of any humans dying due to a tarantula bite.
What happens if I get bit by a tarantula?
On the rare occasion that you get bit by a tarantula, remain calm. Do not run hot water over the wound because it will speed up the spread of the venom. Instead, clean the bite mark with room temperature water and monitor your symptoms. If your pain does not go away, please consult a physician.
What do you feed your tarantulas?
I feed my tarantulas crickets, roaches, mealworms, or superworms. However, crickets are always the easiest and most accessible from pet stores.
Tongs I use are- My favorite option or a less expensive alternative.
How often do you feed your tarantulas?
I feed my tarantulas once a week or bi-weekly.