The number of stick insects has been reduced in number by one, through what one considers to be natural causes. There are now four adults in the terrarium. Two of the larger egg-laying (females) and two of the smaller drones. They only appear to have one brood of eggs, although these take many months to hatch (as I have been reliably informed). The insects also appear to have stopped the egg-laying behaviour now.
If it weren’t for the great electronic music that I have been listening to over these last months, while studying these phenomenal creatures, I think I would have gone completely stark raving mad!