By the time we looked back at the mom, she had an egg showing at the end of her tail (sorry for the blurry photo) :
This is pretty good timing, since it is a bittersweet time for me and my girls. A long time ago, I posted an ad that I would be willing to sell up to 2 of my 5 girls, and recently I've been contacted by a lady who is so excited to buy them that she will have a friend bring them by airplane for her. He is supposed to come this weekend to pick them up, and I've had such mixed feelings about parting with any of my girls, but I know they will be going to a good home where they will be appreciated. Now I am also glad that I will have eggs to provide hope of a new generation once my dear bugs are gone. If I have any sense, I won't keep all the eggs, and certainly not all the offspring!
Here are some recent photos of all my girls. This is #1, my big 8 month old girl (now a mom!) with the regenerating front leg. She has a wonderful weight to her, when she is held, and little spines on her belly can be felt against my skin :