Quote Originally Posted by BMbikerider View Post
Some other RA4 kits, principally Tetenal over here in UK doesn't use a 'starter' as a separate solution. It is already included in the concentrates they provide. Perhaps the one you are using is the same. They would not tell you to use a starter if it wasn't necessary.
A distinction must be made between regular developer and replenisher. The regular developer does not require any starter; the replenisher might when used to make working solution out of the replenisher that is to be used to develop in the standard manner. I would just do what the instructions say.