Starting from the beginning: I adopted two corn snakes from Petco in august, I had never owned a corn snake before but I had done extensive research on and off for years before hand, and finally opportunity met possibility. They were a breeding pair that had been together sense they were young, I didn't want to breed them, so I had planned on separating them, but I was told they wouldn't breed until they were at least two years/fully grown. I didn't and still don't have room in my one bedroom for two large snake enclosures, so I took my time finding a new family for one of them, I waited too long and started noticing mating behavior, I found some one the very next day to take the male, (I didn't want to give someone a possibly pregnant snake) then I started looking into reproduction and into incubators, thinking I had plenty of time, three months or so.. but loin behold, one week later she popped out twelve large eggs! It blew my mind! She had been eating happily, had gained no weight, and wasn't cranky in the least! There were no warning signs! So I'm not sure if she was pregnant when I got her and just took a while, or if they were sneaky the first time they decided to do the dance or if they just weren't shy the second time and that's why I caught them.. In any case now I have twelve eggs and no established incubator, It will be days before I can make one or even buy one.. shipping.. I'm not buying locally, they want an arm and a leg for one... What I have done so far: Everyone that has snakes that I ask keep telling me to just leave them with her, and to not even bother with an incubator at this point, just keep the temp as close to 82 in the nest as possible and humidity up to 80/keep the moss that I stuck in the nest damp. I have not moved the eggs, or touched them, the mama is wrapped around them, and they aren't connected like most pictures show egg clutches to be, I don't know if that's a good or a bad thing, I have a digital thermometer probe in the nest next to the eggs to monitor the temp but I can only guess for the most part on humidity, I just keep the moss damp but not dripping and I spray the tank twice a day with room temp water to keep the whole tanks humidity up. She had them under the water dish so I put out a new one that I can change the water on regularly with out messing with her... Does this sound all right so far? For more background information: I have the female in a 40GB with a 150W heat light and a 100 night light, I have been trying different amounts of light from each bulb to see which gives off the right amount of heat to keep the eggs at the right temp, they have been at 72.7 at night and 78.5 during the day when switching lights, so I've decided to leave the day light on and just soak the tank when I spray so the humidity wont get too low while I'm away at work, or sleeping, I also have a heating pad under the tank but when I move it close to the nest the temp spikes and so I have decided that's not a good idea, from what I've read, it's better to have them low 70's then high 80's because if they go above 90 they will cook and die. She has Aspen wood shaving bedding on one half of her tank and coconut mulch on the other side. The nest is right on the border of the coconut mulch, I think it's because the mulch stays really wet. I put moss on top of the nest and put the water dish back on top of it because I assume she new what she was doing when she picked the location. I have two sets of temp and humid gauges on both far ends of the tank so that I can see the hot and warm side temps and humidity of the tank, and as I said before, I got a digital thermometer for the nest so I can be as accurate as possible. For food, Squanto, my female snake, seemed to enjoy hopper mice, and the occasional full grown mouse, she's pretty small so its a struggle to eat the full grown mice so I've only ever fed her full grown ones twice, the first time was to see if she would eat it, and the second was because she had missed a week of eating after escaping into my apartment, but that is whole other story for another time. Other wise when I first got her I only fed her pinkies, then fuzzies, she had to have doubled in size sense I got her, considering she struggled with pinkies and now easily eats hoppers.. I don't know if its normal for them to grow that fast ether.. but any way I'm mostly concerned with the egg thing right now, I will attach as many photo's as possible to give everyone an idea of what I'm dealing with. What I'm asking: PLEASE I would love some opinions, facts, thoughts, anything, I feel so lost right now... and keep in mind I'm a poor collage kid working two part time jobs just to survive.. and I live in a one bedroom apartment with a friend so converting the fridge to an incubator is a no go.. THANK YOU!