Well, my mother has finished forming, it's been one day shy of 3 solid weeks.
I removed the mother today and placed it in a bowl with a bit of the kombucha it had formed in.
I washed the jar, made some sweet tea, and put the mother in.
In about 7 days I hope to have the first batch ready to bottle.
Here's some photos:
The mother before I removed it from the batch it formed in.
The mother in a bowl before being put in the new tea.
Sugar, cold water, tea, and the mother.
The mother in the new tea.
Side view of the mother in the new tea.