Start your germination in a damp paper towel( double up paper towel: fold multiple times if needed, drench in water, ring out heavily until drops are very little to none).
Fold seed into paper towel. Place in an air tight container (if you buy sliced Turkey or Ham those containers work great) and place in dark/dry area.
Every day, while still in the dark/dry environment, open lid to container for about 5-10 minutes. This allows fresh air to enter containment vessel.
Continue this process until a 1/4” to 1” root tail emerges (usually 3-7 days, depending on strain).
If autos, try to start in the same container you plan to finish in. This means watering, even if 8 oz. is to much, the right amount at the correct intervals. Less root stress, more availability to top stress for pushing your auto to large amounts (again, I can’t stress this enough, dependent on strain).
If photos, transplanting can be done. This will amount some stress on the plant, but with unlimited veg time (depending on strain) you can allow proper time for recovery to allow for multiple transplants (again, strain).