I have every intention of bringing in new and unrelated males for each female I keep from Gaia and Terra's eggs (as well as keeping some males the girls produce without breeding them to siblings) but I realize that this is likely going to be quite a difficult task as time goes on. People usually sell E. tiaratum as nymphs and in large numbers (possibly due to the high mortality rate which is believed to be dramatically worsened by inbred/parthenogenic stock) so if I want or need single animals this may prove to be a challenge.
I've had an idea to tackle this and it may help others who find themselves in this situation too: the creation of an E. tiaratum trading network, a place where keepers within the UK can congregate, discuss E. tiaratum and trade their animals to create more genetic diversity within their 'scuttles' of stick insects. I feel as though something like this could really help reduce the damage done by years of inbreeding and get people with common interests in contact with each other. My concern is trust; something such as this would require the exchange of addresses and so trust would be absolutely critical. If I ever decided to go ahead with a project like this it would be after tons of research and enquiries had been made, I'd also have to think of a system that enabled me to ensure people could trust one another with their personal data. There's also the small matter of legalities and the like.
Ah well, one can dream. In the meantime here are a couple of photographs I took yesterday of Terra's first egg.