Scientific name: Hapalopus sp. 'Colombia' (Gross/Large)
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.
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.
Invertebrates smaller than itself - crickets, roaches, flightless fruit flies.
Easy to breed
vibrant orange, pretty bullet proof, awesome species, dwarf tarantulas, display animal
Hapalopus sp. 'Colombia' (Large)
This is another awesome species if you happen to like dwarf tarantulas. These guys max out around 3" or so for adult females (males will mature smaller).
The coloration on these guys is what gives them their common name. They are bright, vibrant orange with striking jet black markings.
These are very fast, and very skittish, and all that I have owned will readily kick hairs if disturbed. They are best left as a display animal, though with a little patience, could probably be handled if you really wanted to, not that I would recommend it.
This species is pretty bullet proof in terms of care. They can withstand quite a bit. They do like to burrow a little, so give them the extra substrate to do so, and they'll be quite happy..
From HeartlandInvert Aug 29 2014 12:38AM