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Harpactira Pulchripes - Golden Blue Leg Baboon

Harpactira Pulchripes - Golden Blue Leg Baboon

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The Ultimate Guide to Harpactira Pulchripes: The Golden Blue Leg Baboon 🕷️🌟

Why Choose the Golden Blue Leg Baboon?

Once a rare gem costing up to $600 per spiderling, the Harpactira pulchripes has become more accessible and affordable for enthusiasts. This species is a personal favorite of mine, boasting vibrant blues and oranges that make it a standout in any collection. Not only are they visually stunning, but they're also incredibly hardy and less prone to burrowing compared to other baboon species.

Care and Husbandry 🌡️💧

Native to the warm climates of South Africa, these tarantulas are heat-lovers. To speed up their maturation, aim for temperatures in the low 80s, although they'll adapt well to the 70s too. They're forgiving if temperatures dip a bit lower.

For humidity, a bi-weekly misting on one side of the enclosure works wonders. This allows the substrate to dry out naturally, maintaining a balanced environment. While they can web around a water dish, it's not a necessity for this adaptable species.

The Need-to-Know Details 📚

  • Latin/Scientific Name: Harpactira pulchripes
  • Common Name: Golden Blue Leg Baboon
  • Type: Opportunistic Burrower
  • Category: Old World Baboon
  • Locale: Native to Makhanda in South Africa's Eastern Cape province
  • Size: Females can flaunt a legspan of up to 5 inches
  • Urtication Hairs: None, they prefer to communicate through stridulation
  • Growth Rate: Highly temperature-sensitive, with rapid growth at around 80°F
  • Life Expectancy: Females can live up to 12 years, while males have a 2-3 year lifespan
  • Recommended Experience Level: Suitable for beginners to intermediate keepers

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Shipping costs:

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.
Cold/heat pack.
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.