After mating, each female produces a clutch of eggs in her abdomen, usually 8-25 eggs. When they are ready, she pushes her abdomen down in the ground and makes a layer of foam. Then she lays the eggs. When the foam dries it forms a tough and waterproof eggpod, and protects the eggs until they hatch. They hatchlings climb up through the foam and out into the world. If they have enough food, and live long enough, each female can produce several egg pods before she dies.
Breeding season: Spring or summer
Range eggs per season: 10.0 to 200.0.
Average eggs per season: 50.0.
Range gestation period: 25.0 (high) weeks.
Range age at sexual or reproductive maturity (female): 8.0 to 50.0 weeks.
Range age at sexual or reproductive maturity (male): 8.0 to 50.0 weeks.
Key Reproductive Features: semelparous ; iteroparous ; seasonal breeding ; parthenogenic ; sexual ; fertilization (Internal ); oviparous ; sperm-storing
Females try to choose a good place to lay their eggs, but that's the only care they give. They do not take care of their babies.
Parental Investment: no parental involvement
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