No, it's definitely mold, without a doubt. When I went to get it out, there was a new baby growing there - it was just so new that it didn't look like a baby yet, because it was transparent. I pulled the new scoby out with all the mold and I'm starting over with new tea. I added vinegar to the new tea (per some instructions I found online) since there's absolutely no mold at all on the mama scoby. Supposedly, the vinegar will make the new tea acidic enought to kill any mold, since I couldn't use the old tea since it might have mold spores in it. There could be some on my scoby, but I'm going to try it and see. If it grows mold again, then I'll chuck the scoby.