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Golden Blue Leg Baboon
Harpactira pulchripes

This is an Old World species originating from South Africa. They are excellent burrowers and heavy webbers, a must-have species for experienced hobbyists.

Adult Size12-14cm
Growth RateAverage
EnvironmentGrassland Savannah
SuitabilityExperience required

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What does the Golden Blue Leg Baboon look like?

True to its common name the Golden Blue Leg Baboon has a unique appearance of a golden carapace and abdomen with slight brown markings similar to that of other baboon species but what really make them stand out are their blue legs. It’s not hard to see why they are highly sought after, this truly is a beautiful tarantula to observe and once mature has a 5inch leg span.

Where are Golden Blue Leg Baboons from?

Golden Blue Leg Baboons originate from a Makhanda in South Africa. They are often found in burrows with heavy webbing.

How do you keep Golden Blue Leg Baboons?

This species is super easy to care for and require minimal interference. A terrestrial plastic or glass set up should be used with a deep base substrate around 6inches to allow the tarantula to burrow as it would naturally. Extra decor is not always needed that is down to your preference and look you’re going for in the enclosure. However if you do use extra decor we recommend our natural decor selection or skulls.  Although Golden Blue Leg Baboons are burrowers they do often come out at night and wonder the enclosure.

No additional heating is required as room temperature is more than adequate. However if you do find the tarantula isn’t settling well a small low wattage heat mat connected to a thermostat can be used. Naturally their temperatures fluctuate between 50-75F though GBLB’s have also been known to tolerate temperatures slightly warmer up to 82F.

For humidity just use a small water bowl and overfill it when you provide water. For spiderlings spraying one side of the enclosure is more than enough as they will drink the water droplets. Humidity levels should remain around 50-60%.

Feeding wise we recommend micro or small crickets for spiderlings, juveniles and adults will willingly feed on a variety of bigger livefood including crickets, roaches, mealworms and locusts.

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