Now they are drying - I know it doesn't look like it. The how-to I read online said not to worry about the mold. If I recall, as the mold dies/dries it leaves cool patterns on the surface of the gourd. I hope so.
I'll try to remember to update on the progress. I'm thinking one or two might rot but we'll see. For now I'm not touching them. They're not supposed to be disturbed, but then again who'd want to. :)