A few detailed starter questions
So here I am on day 7-8 with a starter that is seemingly unresponsive. I have been following the pineapple starter recipe. Thre have been no bubbles and no growth. Everyday, halfway between feedings, it gets glassy and then looks curdled or dimpled under the surface. It later gets a thin layer of hooch. I'm wondering if it should be fed more often. I would appreciate any thoughts.
I mixed a second starter using the same method, but with rye flour ( the other was whole wheat that I switched to white on the 4th day) The rye starter is 5-6 days old and has also never bubbled, but today it appeared domed, with a cracked skin on top. I poked through the skin and it looked risen inside. I fed it and it has risen again in about 5 hours. I'm guessing this one is good, and wonder how soon it can be used. Should I feed it more often? Can I increase the feeding size to make more starter? I'm not certain what to do next.
I 'd really like to have both starters work and I know I've asked a lot here, thanks for your help!