Don't be surprised if your starter isn't up to the challenge in a week
you were so right, I tried to resuscitate my starter that appeared to be rocking and rolling, then...........WTF. It died? iDK I'm a newby that can't be trusted with keeping a virgin fungus alive...... I've read so much bull shirt about SD that I'm ready to call the police. Buy a starter, don't buy a starter? Get wet starter, dry are BS. It's in the air, it ain't in the air. Warm it, don't warm it, feed twice a day, feed once, feed twice a week. Stand on one foot and hold nose while stirring. Will become the native yeast, won't become the native yeast......
To much bull shirt for a newby to digest. Ahhhhhhhhh!
Ok, I took a deep breath, what should I do? Here's what I did
1: bough ancient rare Alaskan starter towed to Canada by Moose
2: followed instructions plus used pineapple juice in the beginning instead of water " peter said so"
3: saw activity and got excited.
4: days go by, I'm ready to launch sequence with caputo 00
5: fed starter in anticipation of caputo greatness and watched starter die slow death
6: rethought why
7: rewatched youtube video that made it look simple
8: reread Bread Bakers Apprentice
9: watched mold grow on dead starter.
10: reposted here in hopes of a miracle.