I have a Kahm infection... by atchoo

I have a Kahm infection...

... well, my sourdough starter has!

My rye sourdough starter looked like this, when I pulled it out of the refrigerator this morning (I feed/renew it about once a week when baking Danish rye bread)… I found it quite interesting to look at through one of my macro lenses, but usually it does not look like this. After a bit of research, I found out that my sourdough starter has a yeast infection - and unwanted one that is!
Kahm yeast is not harmful, but it can alter the taste of the sourdough, so I guess this one will go down the drain...

Gear used: Olympus OM-D E-M5 + Olympus MMF-3 Four Thirds adapter + Olympus Zuiko f3.5/35mm Macro.
How interesting, I would never have guessed. This is really abstract and a puzzle to my eyes.
January 13th, 2019  
oh what a shame. i'm between sourdough starters at the moment - must get another one going
January 13th, 2019  
At first I saw pasta!
I'm sorry it got infected. Great macro shot.
January 13th, 2019  
Very cool. Looks like it could be taken through a microscope.
January 14th, 2019  
sadness for the infection and needing to toss the starter. but it sure makes a neat shot.
January 14th, 2019  
Fascinating texture. I would never have guessed what it was.
January 14th, 2019  
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