I flamed the lid/cap of a pliny the elder bottle and poured in to a sanitized flask with 1/4 cup DME and 1Qt water (previously boiled and cooled). Had it on a stir plate slow for almost 48 hours and see what looks to be mold floating on top. It is VERY different from the flocculating yeast slowing spinning around. It appears more stringy than clumpy.
I already pitched in WYeast 1056 and WL001 into my wort, yes I know they are the same, but I experiment.
To use or not to use the starter, that is the question?