Pumpkin Patch (Hapalopus sp Columbia)
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The Pumpkin Patch Tarantula, scientifically known as Hapalopus sp. Colombia "Pumpkin Patch," is a captivating and unique tarantula species native to the tropical regions of Colombia. Its common name derives from its striking coloration, which resembles the vibrant hues of a pumpkin patch during autumn.
This tarantula species exhibits a captivating combination of colors on its exoskeleton. Its carapace and legs display shades of deep orange, reminiscent of a ripe pumpkin, while its abdomen features intricate patterns and markings in contrasting black and brown tones. These vivid colors and patterns make the Pumpkin Patch Tarantula a visually stunning arachnid.
Known for their small size and docile nature, Pumpkin Patch Tarantulas are often sought after by tarantula enthusiasts. Despite their intimidating appearance, they are generally non-aggressive and rarely exhibit defensive behaviors. They are also known for their relatively calm temperament, making them an ideal choice for those looking to keep tarantulas as pets.
In their natural habitat, Pumpkin Patch Tarantulas create burrows or seek refuge in leaf litter. They are primarily nocturnal, venturing out during the night to hunt for prey. Their diet mainly consists of insects and small invertebrates, which they capture with their agile movements and use of venomous fangs.
New World - Terrestrial
Hapalopus sp Columbia
Sling- Sling box or 16oz deli cup
Juvenile - 7x4x4 enclosure
Sub-Adult - 9x6x6 enclosure, 2 ½ or 5 gallon tank
Adult - 12x8x8 enclosure or 10 gallon tank
Provide them with a cork bark hide, water dish, a little sphagnum moss (optional) and straight coco fiber. However a substrate like jungle mix or creature soil which is mainly peat moss, a little soil and a small amount of sand. Coco fiber works very well and is the least expensive.
Roaches, crickets and mealworms is our recommended foods. However, superworms are also acceptable when they reach adulthood.
78-82F, heating generally isn’t a concern with this species, and they do well at room temperature.
65%-90%, slings should stay on lightly moist substrate, adults should have a water dish and a corner of their enclosure that goes through a wet/dry cycle, moistening the substrate and then leaving it alone until it dries out.
Adults can reach up to 4" diagonal leg span.
3-10 years (Males 3-4 years, with females drastically outliving them at 10+ years)
We do not recommend keeping tarantulas as they will cannibalize each other. Its best to keep tarantulas in individual enclosures.
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