Originally Posted by Chironex
It actually sounds like they are damping off. Sprinkle some powdered cinnamon on them as they sprout. Also, the perlite works well for drainage, but I don't think that's the problem. Do they turn brown at the base of the seedling and then constrict? If so, that is damping off.
Yes, I believe they are damping off. That sounds interesting. Do you know what's in the cinnamon or what it does, that prevents damping off?