Virkon® Test Strips are used to measure the concentration of prepared Virkon® Aquatic solutions. They can be used to verify the solution strength in foot baths and on surfaces being disinfected.
Virkon® Aquatic solutions are produced by mixing Virkon® Aquatic powder into working solution strengths of 0.5%, 1.0% or 2.0% with the 1.0% concentration being used most often. Virkon® Aquatic solutions will gradually lose activity over time. The Virkon® Aquatic Label states that solutions are stable for at least 7 days, while some fish hatchery staff are reporting activity lasting for up to 2 weeks. Actual solution life will vary and is reduced by exposure to organics and UV light. Virkon® Test Strips are an effective and convenient tool for ensuring that Virkon® solutions are maintained at the desired strength.
Directions for use of Virkon® Test Strips are as follows:
- Dip the strip into the solution for 1 - 2 seconds.
- Remove and gently allow excess solution to run off.
- Read by comparing the activated strip to the color chart which is located on the container.
Full color formation takes only a few seconds after removing the strip from the solution and it can be read within 10 seconds.
Each container contains 60 test strips.