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Do Starters survive relocation?

LorenWeb's picture

Do Starters survive relocation?

I have read that a mature starter from one climate will not survive in a new climate, over time. I've also read that once established and mature they protect themselves from new strains and remain unchanged. 

It seems like these can't both be true. There must be more to the story.

pmccool's picture

I moved mine from South Africa to Kansas without it missing a beat.  

Numerous students have taken offshoots of this starter for use at their homes, some as far as Florida.  So long as the starter gets fed, it will keep chugging along.