I have a mnemonic and can get the seed of it using bip39:
> const mnemonic = 'laptop arrest wide slice extend today jelly bachelor interest similar debris behind' > const seed = bip39.mnemonicToSeedSync(mnemonic) > seed <Buffer 11 ae 55 c9 cb c0 c8 5c 09 d2 4e 36 4a 90 a6 64 09 fe 2b 87 47 79 4a 7b 03 39 76 ff 4b e9 28 59 84 74 81 cf 07 a2 7f c6 91 67 ec 04 7c a3 dc d9 23 9b ... 14 more bytes>
However, encoding it using wif and then decoding it only contains the first 16 bytes of the seed:
> wif.decode(wif.encode(0x80, seed, true)).privateKey <Buffer 11 ae 55 c9 cb c0 c8 5c 09 d2 4e 36 4a 90 a6 64 09 fe 2b 87 47 79 4a 7b 03 39 76 ff 4b e9 28 59>
This is a problem because when I use bip32.fromSeed, the derived keys are not the same. Using bip32.fromPrivateKey solves this issue, but only if I have the chaincode, which still needs to be somehow stored separately.
What am I doing wrong? Thanks in advance. When using mnemonics, am I supposed to discard part of the seed so it aligns with the WIF?