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    dpd powder

    My dpd powder is always sticking to the inside of the dipper, and so i dont know if i am getting the proper amount of dpd powder in the mixture. How much will this throw off my results?

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    Re: dpd powder

    How much will this throw off my results?
    None. The amount of powder used is very non-critical. As long as the solution turns pink, you have used enough powder.
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    Re: dpd powder

    I keep a folded paper towel in the little scoop compartment and my dipper laying on it. That keeps it dry so the dpd powder doesn't stick to it.
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    Re: dpd powder

    awesome thanks!

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    Re: dpd powder

    I keep a toothpick in the kit to scrape off the scooper when it get crusty.
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    Re: dpd powder

    We rinse our little blue scoop under the sink faucet when we are finished testing and then blow into it/on it to get the water out of that little scoop cup before hanging it on the lid of the DPD powder container. We've never had any crusting or accumulation.

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    Re: dpd powder

    I use the paper towel trick too... I like the little place in the test kit for it but it always seemed to stay wet.

    I usually stir my solution w/it and then just lay it in the paper towel I've put in the corner of my box when I'm done. It's ready the next time I need it.
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