Merino...do not worry about where the scoby rests. As you proceed you will see them in all different positions, has to do with CO2 balance. You can fish the extras out and share them, compost pile, air dry and crumble up for pets/farm animals/humans, make a wallet, etc. In the future if you want a sample use a straw, like you would use a pipette to obtain a sample.
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