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"Growth" in starter

Noodlelady's picture

"Growth" in starter

I have a friend who recently told me that her starter, that's in a mason jar stored in the fridge, has a "growth" on it that kind of looks like a mushroom popping out of the center. Has anyone ever seen anything like that? Doesn't sound good to me. I think she should dispose of it.

Ambimom's picture

Without seeing that "mushroom," it might just be a gas bubble forming.