The BTM2 Dip Slide provides moulds / yeasts on one side and the total...
It is important to test the 'general health' of cooling water. You can...
The BT2 dipslide (TTC Dipslide) is an all round general purpose Dip...
RBS dipslide, yeast and moulds on one side and total count on the other.
Metal Cutting Fluid Dipslides (Box of 10) Each dipslide box includes 10...
This Sulphate Reducing Bacteria (anaerobic culture gel) test tube.
Diesel / Fuel Bug Testing Dipslides (pack of 10 slides)
Cosmetic testing with RBS Dipslides
Our dipslides should not be kept in a fridge, they should be stored at room temperature (approx 20°C - 68°F).
The tubes are approx 3cm wide and 9.5cm high (11cm if you include the dipslide handle).
We have made a list of dipslides (that you can view at https://dip-slides.com/content/10-dipslide-comparison) which has our recommended slide for each product that you may already be using.
If your slide isn't listed, please feel free to contact us and we will be able to help assist you with this.
Unfortunately, this isn't a service that we offer at the moment.
Approx 4.7 cm x 2 cm.
This isn't a problem. If you send us an email and let us know which agar you require or if you require a specific formulation of an agar already listed (e.g with added supplements), we will get back to you with a quote. Most likely, we will be able to arrange for any agar that you require to be applied to our dipslides.
Some dipslides are more popular than others. The dipslides that are ordered often are produced on a regular basis to keep up with demand and are almost always in stock. 'Specials' or dipslides that aren't ordered as often are made to order and require a production run. The minimum production run numbers are usually 150 - 200 boxes. As these dipslides are made to order, a longer shelf life is guaranteed.
Air sampling for fungi / mould is a common practice. It is often performed by using open agar plates and exposing them to the air for a period of time. Dipslides can be used in a very similar way. To do this, you would remove the dipslide from its tube, turn it upside down and place the upside down cap within the dipslide tube. The cap should slot in easily within the tube. You can then expose the slide to the air for a specific amount of time, usually 15 minutes and then the dipslide can be replaced back within its tube and incubated.
Our SAB DEX Dipslide is suitable for air sampling and will support growth / detect a large variety of fungal spores / colonies. You can purchase our SAB DEX Dipslide here: Buy SAB DEX
500 per ml is the lowest reliable level. Below this 'experimental error' plays an increasingly large part.
Our cooling water dipslides are not a legionella specific test. These dipslides test the general health of a sample. If the dipslides show the sample to be highly contaminated this means that the potential for legionella to be present or thrive is greater. An environment with high bacterial growth could be a perfect breeding ground for legionella. The presence of other organisms can support legionella by producing the organic nutrients that it needs to thrive. Our dipslides will indicate to you whether you have a high bacterial count. The HSE recommend weekly dipslide tests. You can read more information in our Legionella blog post or on our Cooling Water dipslides page.
Used slides should be incinerated, autoclaved or soaked in disinfectant for several hours before disposal.