Harpactira pulchripes (golden blue leg baboon), captive bred. This small-to-medium size, South African endemic was introduced to the US in 2013. Colorfulness, unusual in the Harpactira genus, prompted instant popularity.
With yellow legs proximally and blue legs distally, US keepers welcomed Harpactira pulchripes upon its introduction in 2013. It is now a hobby fixture.
H. pulchripes thrives at room temperature, with dry substrate and water in the form of a (i) water dish, (ii) biweekly feeding, and/or (iii) occasional, spritzed water droplets for drinking. These conditions are sufficient for both rearing and breeding.
Females mature at 2 1/2″. Males, as with all Harpactirinae (baboon spiders), mature at a smaller size.
Like all Old World species, H. pulchripes should be treated with respect, keep hands and fingers away. Venom is likely medically significant.
|Dimensions||1.0 × 0.5 × 0.5 in|
3/4" unsexed spiderling