I started a Fortune Cookies Auto seed in a shot glass of distilled water. After 16 hours, placed it in dish & wet paper towel (Brawny brand) folded over the edges tucking the seed in real nice and covered it with another dish set askew a bit, set in a dark room. Temperature is 77 degrees in the house. Made sure that it was always moist in the dish. After about three days the seed sprouted and the root got to be about 1/16 of an inch long. After about 6 more days the root never got any longer. I inspected the seed with a jeweler's loop and it looked good, nothing to indicate mold or rot. It's strange to me because I didn't have this issue previously with two White Widow Auto seeds, same procedure. Anyway, I planted the seed in organic soil today and I'll see what happens. Maybe this strain is sensitive to processing agents in the Brawny paper towel? Something that I read somewhere suggested using an un-bleached brown coffee filter as dish starting medium.