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Thus, in June in particular, mating and egg-laying came one after the other in the terrariums.

 

Nesting boxes filled with Crau soil enabled the females to lay their eggs by pressing the tip of their abdomen into the substrate.

The rice grain-looking eggs are surrounded by a foam produced by the female as she lays her eggs. This foam mixes with the soil and solidifies to form a rigid protective envelope.

Each clutch, called an ootheca, can contain up to 19 eggs.

 

These were quickly transferred to the aviaries set up in the Crau, to be incubated under natural conditions. There are now more than 150 oothecae waiting to hatch at the end of March.

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