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Pumpkin Patch Tarantula

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Scientific name: Hapalopus sp. 'Colombia' (Gross/Large)

The basics:
The Pumpkin Patch Tarantula is a pygmy tarantula species which is native to Columbia, South America.

Appearance / health:
2.5-3" DLS (diagonal leg span) for females, 1.5-2" DLS for males. These animals are an overall bright orange color with distinct black markings.

Behavior / temperament:
Fast and Skittish, occasionally defensive.

Housing:
Small terrestrial enclosure with suitable substrate for burrowing. Easy to care for, provided they have enough substrate to burrow, suitable smaller prey items, and moderate humidity.

Diet:
Invertebrates smaller than itself - crickets, roaches, flightless fruit flies.

Breeding:
Easy to breed

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