After doing the water droplet thing and waiting for a good part of the day, it seemed like it was almost completely open, and for some reason when I would look at the plant I kept getting this gut feeling to try to take the tweezers and help her out of her shell. I was able to get the left half of the shell off very easily, almost came off without any effort at all. The other half, however, was pretty stuck on. This is her a few hours later, the right side of the shell looks like it is not as stuck as it was, she got a tiny bit taller and also a bit wider, and she now is pointing more upwards towards the light for sure.
I’ve been checking pretty frequently because I think it’s pretty cool that I’m able to see this whole thing go down since the seed popped up still attached on the surface. From looking at other videos online and such, this isn’t always the case, so I feel like it’s a little bit of an informational treat for my first grow and germination ever.
On my last inspection, I noticed the first signs of anything GREEN! I drew a red arrow to show where I can now see that she seems like she is getting ready to open up at.
Pretty exciting stuff. She’s definitely alive, I can feel it
Also, the thing that is at the 12’o’clock position right above her is part of the left side shell that is still attached. I’m pretty sure It would be safe to simply remove it but I figured that would just fall off for sure in due time. Also, at 6’o’clock directly underneath, that splotch of stuff is also part of the seed I believe that is pretty flaky looking and probably will fall off as well I’d imagine.