It has been 93 days since the gourds went out to dry which, according to the handy app that told me this, is exactly 3 months into their drying cycle. They don't look very pretty, though I'm fascinated by all their mouldy yuckiness. Annoyingly, the instructions that I followed made no mention of their needing to be in a dark place, and now I discover that they probably should. I will see if I can find a spot in the garage to move them to, but I may be too late? It's certainly an experiment, in the loosest sense of the word!