Last week, after bottling my first brew, I put the mother with starter tea in the pantry in a pyrex bowl, covered with a coffee filter and tight-fitting rubber band. After 2 days, I was ready to start my 2nd batch and when I removed the filter, I found a fruit fly at the top of the jar (ick). I removed the fly and then thoroughly rinsed the mother with water. I discarded the starter tea and made a new batch.
Today, 8 days later, I check on my brew and I see a tiny little larva perched at the top of my jar, on the glass wall. I carefully removed it with a paper towel and inspected the jar but I don't see any more larvae. Part of me is grossed out and wants to toss the whole thing, but I also reeeeally don't want to toss it. I've got a gallon of wonderful kombucha ready for bottling!
What would you do?