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Pumpkin Patch Tarantula - Hapalopus Formosus (Colombia)


Hapalopus Formosus: The Pumpkin Patch Tarantula—Halloween's Fuzzier Mascot!

Why Choose the H. Formosus?
Move over, Jack-o'-lanterns, there's a new Halloween mascot in town! The Hapalopus Formosus, colloquially known as the Pumpkin Patch Tarantula, is a seasonal sensation that you can enjoy year-round. If you're looking for a tarantula that has the color scheme of a Halloween enthusiast who went wild at an arts and crafts store, look no further. We're talking a vivid, ghoulish mix of oranges and blacks so spectacular, it's as if the tarantula is perpetually screaming "Trick or Treat!"
Key Features:
🎃 Spook-tacular Colors: It's like a tiny, eight-legged Halloween decoration that occasionally does the Monster Mash across its enclosure.
👻 Hardy and Easy Care: Think of them as the pumpkin spice lattes of tarantulas—ubiquitous and not requiring a barista's skill level to manage.
Care and Husbandry:
Despite its flashy exterior, the H. Formosus is impressively low-maintenance. These dwarf tarantulas are hardy and can adapt to a range of conditions. A dry substrate and a simple hideaway are all they ask for—making your life eerily easy.
If you want to celebrate Halloween 365 days a year without annoying your neighbors, this vibrant and low-maintenance tarantula is the perfect way to do it.
Latin/Scientific Name: Hapalopus Formosus (formerly Hapalopus Colombia Large)
Common Name: Pumpkin Patch Tarantula
Type: Terrestrial
Category: New World
Locale: Colombia
Size: Adult females reach around 3-4 inches, males are typically smaller
Urtication Hairs: Typically no, but they can.
Stridulation: No
Growth Rate: Moderate
Life Expectancy: Females: up to 8-10 years; Males: 3-4 years
Recommended Experience Level: Perfect for all levels, from arachno-newbies to arachno-ninjas