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My seeds have sort of split and white gel has come out of them. This was a month after I put them in my container on some toilet paper to grow... They haven't  done anything since and it's been a couple months now. I keep the area super moist to the point of it almost filling upto the top with water. It always warm as its facing a sunny side and has a clear lid on.

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Closed containers in direct sun can reach high temperatures, which could damage them. 

Assume the water was distilled/rainwater - tap water would have been damaging 

Also assume the seeds were not underwater - they should be moist but not submerged

Toilet paper is possibly a worry - kitchen towel gives some structure, toilet paper I would have expected to have disintegrated into a mush?

Finally, did you get them from somewhere reputable? Seeds should be germinating in a few weeks, not months 

Hope it works out for you. 

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I think you've got your stratification and sowing instructions confused. 5 weeks wrapped in wet paper towel in the fridge, then sow on moss peat and keep warm and sunny.

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On 5/7/2018 at 5:22 PM, osmosis said:

Closed containers in direct sun can reach high temperatures, which could damage them. 

Assume the water was distilled/rainwater - tap water would have been damaging 

Also assume the seeds were not underwater - they should be moist but not submerged

Toilet paper is possibly a worry - kitchen towel gives some structure, toilet paper I would have expected to have disintegrated into a mush?

Finally, did you get them from somewhere reputable? Seeds should be germinating in a few weeks, not months 

Hope it works out for you. 

High temp or being submerged from time to time may be a problem. Tissue paper is soft, not mush tho, but i doubt that would cause much of an issue as long as the seedlings could stay upright.

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23 hours ago, Alexis said:

I think you've got your stratification and sowing instructions confused. 5 weeks wrapped in wet paper towel in the fridge, then sow on moss peat and keep warm and sunny.

I stratified them for 4 weeks in somewhat moist condidtions, not wet tho. They weren't doing anything so I moved them to the place i keeo them in now which is even moister and their shells opened along with some jelly stuff coming out of them. Nothing after that 

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On 5/7/2018 at 6:10 PM, Tuberousdrosera said:

Why on earth did you not sow the seed on carnivorous compost in a pot and placed in a warm sunny spot? All the information online would tell you to do this.

 

Is carnivorous compost really necessary? I thought the roots don't take up any nutrients so their only function is the create a foundation for the plant to grow on. They are in a sunny spot.

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