I can't win for losing!
I started a few seeds of Leutschauer Paprika recently. Two seeds popped, and I potted them up. Both seedlings were "helmet heads" (maybe that's typical for Leutschauer), so yesterday I performed microsurgery with sharp kitchen shears, tweezers and a needle. Off came the seed coats and out came nice fully formed cotyledons. Success! I checked back after a few hours to find that the cotyledons on one seedling were completely missing -- they hadn't shriveled up or dropped off, just gone! I have to assume some insect found them to be a nice tender morsel. This chile growing business has its setbacks!