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Harpactira Pulchripes - Golden Blue Leg Baboon (Young Adult Female) - UrbanTarantulas SALE
Harpactira Pulchripes - Golden Blue Leg Baboon (Young Adult Female) - UrbanTarantulas SALE

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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