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    Ive never seen anything like this with seeds, normally when they mold its fuzzy, green, and on the outside.
    Good luck with your seeds, I hope they germinate just as much as you. Keep a close eye on them

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    is it safe to spray seeds with an h2o2 solution? Its me first try at germinating nep seeds, and one of my propagation pots is starting to show green slime algae/cyanobacteria. What is the best way to treat them?

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    I'm out for the week, so I can't follow up this issue for now. I'm eager to know what will be up once I return

    @AnIsleAteHer Household H2O2 (3% IIRC) can be used as a spray by diluting 1/2 teaspoon into 1cup of RO water, like I've used. As far as I know though, it works best as a preventive fungicide and is of not much use for algae, probably even less once it's already present in the media. I personally would repot those seeds into milled LFS like I have used here. In my case, if it truly is algae, it's the first it happened on LFS, whereas on mixes incorporating peat and/or perlite, algae have been an issue at times. Try cleaning the affected seeds with a small paintbrush to remove algae but I would mainly focus on those that aren't affected so far. Be sure the seeds touches the moist sphag. Just my 2 cents!
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    I just thought of something that might help, springtails. They are known to eat mold, they might eat whatever's on your seeds. Just look up vivarium supplies and you should find some for sale. It might not work though. Just my 2 cents.

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    Oh I haven't thought of that, but I do not have access to springtails at the moment. I have treated the slimy affected seeds with full strength (3%) household H2O2. A fizz was noticeable on the slime, which makes me lean towards a bacterial presence after all. The others got the usual diluted solution treatment to keep molds at bay. So far so good!

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