Well since I don't seem to be able to Edit the subject line it should read: "PROBLEM with moldy seeds" Hello from Vermont! I’m a new member (also pretty much a novice at palm growing), and though I told Dean I would not post until I had at least 1 sprout from the seeds I’m germinating, this situation changes things. I’ve got an emergency problem (at least to me); my seeds are Moldy! I also wanted to post some photos and a bit about my obsession which I will do in the near future. Technically I do have a sprout, but it’s a Cycad, 1 of 5 Cycas panzhihuaensis seeds. I started all my seeds between 12/19-12/24/09. Here’s an outline of my germination journal as it best explains the situation: Chamaedorea elegans Neantha Bella Palm Whatcom 12/3, 12 seeds, soaked 48hrs, started in baggy 12/19/09. T ~90F Licuala grandis Ruffled Fan Palm - Whatcom 12/3, 8 seeds, soaked 48hrs, started in baggy 12/19/09. ~90F. Kerriodoxa elegans Whatcom 12/3, 8 seeds, soaked 48hrs, started in baggy 12/19/09. T 90F, moldy 12/31, treat w/ Serenade. Chamaedorea metallica Kinni_koala, Ebay 12/6, r’ced12/23/09 10 seeds, soaked 24hrs, bagged 12/24 , ~90F. Chambeyronia macrocarpa, Ebay 12/7, arrived 12/17 after 24hr@ 10-20deg F (in mailbox), soaked 24hr, bagged 12/18, T ~90F Cycas panzhihuaensis, Whatcom 12/3, 5 seeds, soaked 4 days, started in baggy 12/24/09. T 90F, 1st sprout 12/29/09, planted in community pot 12/29 with other 4 as they had become moldy, so treated with Serenade and placed in new growth area 12/30/09, ~ 80deg, 2 4’ 40watt grow lights ~5000 ft candle !/3/10 Went through all seeds and found mold in most batches. Removed and washed all seeds in warm water, treated with Serenade, put in new shallow Rubbermaid containers with fresh Sphagnum moss, and returned to warmer. 1/5/10 Checked again and found some of the treated seeds again had mold. Is there something else I can do to slow/ stop the mold? As you can see I didn’t pre-treat with a Fungicide because it seemed that the sources I checked were ambiguous as to whether this was effective. Is it too late to soak in bleach? Serenade is an “organic fungicide” containing Bacillus subtilis. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Susan PS I started all the seeds before joining this forum and I've since read all the posts so I feel like I kind of know you all!