You can use this "bug" as a starter culture to make fermented ginger soda. Ginger is powerful medicine. Check out this blog.
Ginger Soda – Delicious Medicine for Your Body
Grate your ginger.
Then add sugar, grated ginger, and water to a mason jar.
Cover with a cloth and a rubber band.
Feedings: Feed once daily 2 tablespoons of ginger and 2 tablespoons of sugar for 3-5 days. Once it's bubbly it's ready to use!
When not in use: Store in the refrigerator with a tight fitting lid for up to 1 week. Must be fed at least once a week or fed and used.
When ready to use again, feed and allow to ferment for at least 24 hours until the bubbles return.
If you use your bug starter to make soda, add more water to your starter jar and feed it to get back to the 2 cups of water ratio.
Ginger Soda Recipe
Ginger Bug Soda
, when your ginger bug is ready.