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Well, my various seeds have been hanging out for two weeks now, I guess that means I have about two more left. I am however growing a very nice yellow green algea on my perlight and the Sphagnum is growing at a very good rate too, lol.
If I understand properly, your seeds haven't germinated right? Try placing a 1/8" layer of pure sand over the the whole pot. You just need enough sand so that the peat/perlite below doesn't show. This should help delay any algal problems for a enough time that your seedlings can become large enough to transplant safely. Water very gently at the edge of the pot so that the peat doesn't rise above the sand layer. Misting instead of pouring water is usually better at keeping the sand on top, and the slight movement when you do it also discourages the algae.
Otherwise, I *hate* sand in the soil, and I'm not too fond of perlite either, because they always promote algae for me.
The very first time I sowed Drosera seeds (Thanks Tamlin) I made many mistakes. I misted the seeds, kept them in a dark place, had fungi cover 75% of the media surface. But guess what, the seeds sprouted anyways