Hi KC C,
I'm Aaron, one of the resident flasking nuts. As far as maturation time goes, I just checked my references and I cannot find anything about how long it takes...though I'll keep digging until I find it!
In general there are two ways to do it, one is "dry seed"...that is wait until the seed pod dres out and the seed falls out, or to do "green seed"...that is wait until you have reached 2/3 the maturation time to dry seed, and within a sterile environment, treat and flask the seed. Each way has its own peculiarities.
As for if anyone would be interested in flasking, I'll put my hand up...flasking has become one of my obsessions, though I haven't been doing it for too long.
If you are interested to see a little of what's involed, you may want to take a peek at the thread for the Cattleya breeding project that Julie, aka Piper, has been doing. We flasked that project together, and there is a brief explaination as to what is involved.
the link for that post is:
Its alot of fun watching seedlings become blooming sized plants!
So let me know if you would be interested...and i don't charge!