A sibling of mine harvested 12.5 gallons of apricots for us. We've got 2.5 gallons of them (sans waste and a few eaten ones) in the dehydrator right now, in halves (cut portion facing up), at 145° F. on the silicone mesh mats (except for the top tray which is just the chrome-plated stainless steel mesh). I'm very excited to have so many dried apricots. There's enough for four more loads.
So, we've got six trays full. The apricots are too thick for twelve trays to fit (if we had twelve). No, we didn't puncture the bottoms, nor press them up to flatten them. I'd like to have done that, but we didn't.
We're getting enough tomatoes to start dehydrating. So, we need to stay on top of these apricots until they're done.