They didn't look moldy, they were dry and looked like seeds were supposed to look, but during the germination test, and followup test, both sets only grew mold.
I hate mold. It's why I can't make sourdough bread here.
That is sad news. I keep my heirloom seeds segregated. Each year I put the seeds from the year before in little plastic medicine bottles, and put them all in a coffee can.
One is vaacum packed in the freezer, and One in the refrigerator. So far it has worked. I have seeds from 2009 to 2012. Only if the 2012 fails will I go back to the freezer stash.
We can at least do sourdough bread here, but we also keep it in the refrigerator.