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3 Helpful Tips for First Time Users of Bug Check BF

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3 Helpful Tips for First Time Users of Bug Check BF

Do Not Freeze. Store the Bug Check BF at room temperature and keep out of direct sunlight. To maximize shelf life avoid extreme temperatures, i.e. keep from freezing and store below temperatures of a hundred degrees F.    Get Started On Baseline Testing. For the first two to three weeks of testing you will need to test more frequently than normally to determine the base load of bacteria/fungi that is typical for your fluid. How to determine your baseline: Take two or three samples per week from each site you are monitoring.  Do this for a couple of weeks and record...

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Room temperature vs. Incubation

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Room temperature vs. Incubation

Many of our customers ask us if an incubator is necessary.

Not necessarily. An incubator is not needed if the dip-slides can be stored at warm room temperatures after sampling.  

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Let’s talk Shelf Life and usability of Bug Check BF bacteria tests

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Let’s talk Shelf Life and usability of Bug Check BF bacteria tests

A recurring question we receive from our customers has to do with determining if the Bug Check BF with an expired shelf life is still usable. So first, a bit of background: The media in the Bug Check BF is sterile and therefore does not deteriorate due to microbial activity. That said, this does not mean that the Bug Check BF can be stored indefinitely. Over a period of many months, the growth media loses moisture and eventually dries out. The longer the test kits are stored beyond their expiration date, the more visible the moisture loss becomes: Once dried...

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Shipping in extreme temperatures

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Shipping in extreme temperatures

Typically we ship all your orders within 24 to 36 hours. During extremely hot/cold summer/winter temperatures we may make exceptions to this rule. 

Prolonged exposure to extreme temperatures - both extreme heat and extreme cold can harm bacteria tests. Thus, at Avalon, we take the necessary steps to protect your orders from extreme temperatures during shipping.

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Coolant maintenance video by Haas Automation features Bug Check BF.

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Coolant maintenance video by Haas Automation features Bug Check BF.

Haas Automation has included our Bug Check BF in its informative YouTube video on coolant maintenance. 

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