|Here is the dried SCOBY and the small jar of Kombucha|
I flopped this baby in.
Chara's question was, "can you rehydrate them and use them for a SCOBY again?"
|Dried, I made sure baby SCOBY, or should|
I say "mama SCOBY", was tucked under the
kombucha. Yup. I'm a mom too. LOL.
In 12 hours time the SCOBY was fully rehydrated. I could tell by how it gracefully moved in the kombucha, once I slightly moved the jar.
In 24 hours time it appeared to show the signs of a baby SCOBY floating on top.
In 36 hours time. Yes, that's definitely a baby SCOBY. The mother SCOBY is now very much alive. You can see the fine lines in the pic. Yay!
So my answer to you my dear Chara would be a definite yes. Yes you can rehydrate, dehydrated SCOBY'S to make more babies, and more kombucha. I do know from experience I wrote in another blog on making baby SCOBY'S using a bottle of store bought kombucha only. However, that can take up to 2 weeks for that to begin happen. Which by the way happened here in 36 hours:)
Thank you again for asking such a wonderful question. It's good to know that there are other inquisitive minds. I am sure there are many other folks who have thought of the same question, but just didn't bother to ask. So now we know just a little bit more than yesterday. Thank you for allowing me to be of service. Till the next time...many blessings.