lot to do with Terra and Firma's drop in activity of late, they certainly haven't been waking me with their antics as much over the last few nights. Their bramble is also keeping longer - no excuse to not clean out the enclosure at least once a week though!
Terra has slowed her egg laying quite substancially; I hooked out 35 eggs (laid over the course of 10
or 11 days) today whereas last time I'd hooked out 54 (laid over the course of 7 days) -- so she now averages 3 per day, which is a relief I must say. I've had some wonderful luck with selling some of these eggs but I still have plenty more to go.
Firma is still his charming self, he's a gorgeous stick insect and I'm sure his offspring will be just as beautiful (and as feisty as their mother!).
With this part of the world slowing down and getting colder the bramble and other such plants are beginning to die back, I'm a bit worried about being able to find enough food for my 'zoo' but I'll get by somehow. Luckily another species of stick insect I am keeping eats privet, which we have plenty of very locally so I don't need to worry too much about getting him bramble, too.
As it gets nearer to Christmas I'm finding myself getting eager to start seeing baby E. tiaratum nymphs - the first should start hatching around Christmas itself, so that'd be wonderful to wake up to. Can only wait and see! Let's hope you don't have to wait as long for another update.