What kind of pH tester should I buy? I bought the Hannah 99104
What kind of calibrating solution? You need pH7 buffer (H17007) and pH4 (H17004) or pH10 (H17010)
Do I need storage solution? Yes, if the electrode is dry, it needs to be immersed in storage solution (H170300) for about 30 minutes to reactivate it. Also when you're done using it, wash it and then place a few drops of the storage solution into the cap before you put it away.
How often do I calibrate the tester? The instructions say calibration is recommended weekly.
How do I calibrate the tester? Put the tip of the tester into the pH7 buffer and allow the reading to stabalize. Then using either your nail or a flat head screw driver adjust the top trimmer (pH7) on the back of the test until the reading is "7.01" Rinse the tip of the tester and then put the tip into the other buffer solution you purchased pH4 or pH10. Once the reading has stabalized then using your nail or flat head screw driver adjust the bottom trimmer (pH4/10) until the reading is either "4.01" or "10.01"
How do I clean the pH tester? I just use soapy water to clean it. If you want, you can purchase the cleaning solution (H17061).
How do you test the pH of your cm from your cervix? I swipe my cervix when I check it and use the sample from that to test pH. If there's not a lot, I scrape what I have ontoo a q-tip and test pH from that.
How do I test semen pH? I have DH give sample in a cup and I just place the electrode directly into the sample.
Anything else I should know? I try not to handle the tester using the sides instead of allowing my hand to touch the back of the tester. The calibration trimmers are located on the back and I am avoiding that area in order to prevent accidentally changing the calibration on the tester.