I had some seeds stashed in some old plastic canisters that I had found while cleaning out my one closet to my surprise since I had completely forgotten about them. I was glad since my few seedlings had died on me (due to a major mistake) from a few seeds that I had acquired from a recent bag. The problem was that these seeds are quite old, ranging from an estimated time frame of seven to twenty five years, all of them mixed together, totaling to about two hundred seeds. The seeds were stored in a tightly sealed, but not airlocked plastic vile, and I had another old snuff container withe some seeds in them too. The vile was kept in my one closet in dark and cool conditions. The can was kept in my one drawer. I had placed twenty of these seeds from the vile in a folded wet paper towel, and to my surprise it looks like about half of these are trying to break open through the seed, with some white showing. I had first put them into the paper towel about five days ago. It looks like the seeds are painfully gradually opening up, though I don't see roots yet, but the seeds are opening more with each day. I guess what I'm asking here is that is this a good sign, and will they eventually turn into tap roots? It would be cool to get some of these varieties I had smoked from my teen and early adult years to grow into fully grown plants.