Curve and color of seedling

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This is my first attempt to do a bonsai tree from seed, and I don't know much about what the seedling is supposed to look like. This is a Scots pine. It germinated about 2-3 weeks ago.

As you can see, it has a fairly significant curve in the stem - will that straighten out as it grows and lignifies?

Also, the lower half of the stem is a bit yellow - looking online it would seem pine seedlings aren't necessarily green-stemmed for long, but I tend to associate yellowing with a problem. Is it okay, or does it need more water or light?

Thanks for helping out a beginner!
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The color is normal. Whether it will straighten out, depends on the light. Do you have it outside in full sun?
 

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I don't have it outside in full sun yet. Most days I try to put it out there for a couple hours; I've been concerned about it getting eaten.
 

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It looks good and healthy to me. Mine improved when I put them outside to get more sun. The curve is nothing to worry about.
 
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Put it outside. If it stays curvy, all the better!! Everyone wants curvy trunks on their trees!.
 

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Need of good sunlight is paramount. Who actually WANTS straight trunk on tree? Make wire cage over tree and get outdoors ASAP;). Beware of damp off. Do not let soil be WET. only damp. Open air helps prevent this.
 

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Thanks, everyone!

Point taken on a curve being good; I was concerned it was too much too soon and indicative of it being unhealthy.
 

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