In happier news, though, the button quail eggs!
I did candle them, and found one completely clear. I cracked it open and it wasn't fertile. I gave it to the cats- way too small for a person to eat.
Unfortunately, the humidity dropped at some point last night (to around 35% compared to the 50% I had been keeping them) and the temp rose several degrees above 100. I am not too worried about this, really, but I hope the chicks are alright. Lock down begins in two days, and three days after that they'll start to hatch, give or take a couple days.
During lockdown I'll increase the humidity to around 60% and try to keep from opening the bator until the chick I need to remove is mostly dry.
The new guppies are doing great (considering my track record with livebearers x.x), and all are still alive in my soft water. They came with tannic water, and I assume they had been born in it. All my petstore guppies died within (usually) two days, or started shimmying a lot. These ones were donated by someone and still in a ziplock bag that was floating in a tank. I love livebearers, and hopefully someday I can get a softwater livebearer, like a halfbeak. For now, my guppies (2 adult females and 4 large fry) are in quarantine, and I hope they survive. I will separate any males and females due to the fact that some of them have bent spines, and I don't want to breed them. My male bettas don't bother guppies at all, so I'll put any males I get in with them. I'll keep an eye on them though.
The cornsnake (still unnamed), is doing good on his diet of frozen pinky mice, and his eyes have just gone milky, meaning he's going to shed in the next few days. I may feed early quitter button quail, or chicks that don't make it, to him, but I don't really know yet.
I think I will breed my mice (NOT for snake food x.x), as companion mice. I don't think I could raise something and then feed it to the snake. He'll be getting frozen food- probably forever. Anyway, baby mice are adorable, and I felt a little guilty feeding my snake the frozen ones, so I wanted to raise a few.
As I stated before, most of my snails died, and it was the morning after I fed them some alfalfa pellets (from the mouse food). I think I added too much and polluted the water. I'm sticking to flakes and fresh vegetables for the snails from now on.
The roaches, though, LOVE the mouse food. It's the only thing they eat now.