Harpactira pulchripes (golden blue leg baboon) from South Africa, captive bred. A colorful, small-to-medium size terrestrial, introduced to the US hobby in 2013, it achieved prompt popularity.
With yellow legs proximally and blue legs distally, Harpactira pulchripes was a welcome addition to US keepers. It is now a hobby fixture. Room temperature, dry substrate, and water in the form of a (i) water dish, (ii) weekly feeding, and/or (iii) spritzed water droplets for drinking are sufficient for rearing and breeding. Like all Old World species, H. pulchripes should be treated with respect, keep hands and fingers away. Females mature at 2 1/2″. Males, as with all Harpactirinae (baboon spiders), mature smaller. Venom is likely medically significant.
|Dimensions||1 × 0.5 × 0.5 in|
3/4" unsexed spiderling