I've almost always germinated in the final container. It's convenient and I have a very low failure rate. Just for kicks, I ordered one of those heating mats off of Amazon. Plugged that sucker in and put a bean in a cup, with a little humidity dome over the top. Put a Nirvana Ice seed in there and after a mere 24 hours, I have a root and a little baby starting to stand up. That's downright impressive as far as I'm concerned. I'll be using this gizmo from now on.