I've just found a beautiful adult female locust at the tennis court (dubbed "Stripes", due to a light brown stripe down its head). It was tangled up in the court net and probably got blown in by the powerful winds today.
I took it home and placed it into a large critter keeper with lots of sphagnum moss. Aft ten minutes, it laid eggs! I never had a pet that laid eggs literally right away.
It poked a ton of holes in the ground with its abdomen and eventually seemed happy with one. It probably laid eggs because it plugged its hole with foam.
I'm going to try to rear these eggs to adulthood. I'm excited to try keeping this species, and it will be a totally new experience for me. Also, Stripes is still alive. I hope she'll live for a while longer!