Actually timing is everything! Sponge maturity/time, mix time, bulk fermentation time, premould time.
Then final mould, final proof and bake time.
Honey Ciabatta, an Arobake Classic
We call it the bug, you had to make your own terminology back in the day. Other terms are mother or starter. Using a firm “bug” we attain a beautiful peachy aroma. Daily checking and smelling the bug has been my pleasure since 1989.