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Faint yellow spot on top of sourdough starter

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sixfoldakira

Faint yellow spot on top of sourdough starter

Hi! I'm new here so apologies if I am posting improperly. 

I fed my 2 month old sourdough starter about 6 hours ago. Upon checking just now, I noticed there is a yellow spot on top of my starter. Is this mold? Has it gone bad? 

I also fed (1:3:3) it with AP flour because I ran out of my usual whole wheat flour. 

Any help is appreciated!

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ciabatta

Likely just a dried up bit of old starter or some dry flour. Just scoop it out. if you're concerned, just do a few more days worth of feeding before using it. But I wouldn't worry about it.  Mold would likely take more than 6 hours to get like that. when you feed next, just scoop off the whole top layer and use what's on the bottom for the next one.

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sixfoldakira

Hopefully, it's nothing to worry about. Thank you for the response!