Killing the Baby
I must say that I'm absolutely fascinated by this whole bread subject and being new to the subject, have so many questions. Whilst reading here about starters that have been around, sometimes for many years, how do these remain alive. I tried one a short time ago and gave up as I felt I was trying to run before I could walk or in my case, walk before crawl.
The question here, is this. Many people refer to their starters like living beings and I smile at this as such tender loving care is obviously bestowed upon their loved ones. However, if a starter is growing well, how do you provide care and attention in times of absence such and whilst on vacation. Surely you cant take the baby with you. Perhaps some do. Would the procedure be to freeze the baby until return or would that kill your loved one.
Also, another question I have is, are you able to use discarded starter whilst in the process of creation. It seems a shame to discard the excess and this is why I gave up on my earlier attempt. If it can be used, what would it be used for?