When do I Need to Dilute?
If you are getting a result that reads “> # ”. This means that your solution too dark for the tCheck to get an accurate reading. This means that you are likely going to need to dilute your solution. A dilution is the processes of reducing the concentration of material. Due to the physics that tCheck uses to make measurements, there are certain limits to what it can measure. This is like using a ruler to measure the length of a dinner table. With a bit of care, it can be done with a reasonable degree of accuracy.
· Olive Oil: 1 ~ 15 mg/ml
· Coconut Oil (MCT): 1~15 mg/ml
· Alcohol: 1~15 mg/ml
· Butter/Ghee: 1~15 mg/ml
· Flower test: 1~40 %
· Concentrates: 1~90 %
What Does This Mean for My Results?
When you take one part of a solution and you double it, you now have half of the THC in it, so you would multiply by 2. For example, if you have 0.5 ml of infused material, and you diluted it with 0.5 ml of uninfused material, you would multiply by two. If you dilute to a larger amount, you would continue to add a factor. For example, if you took 0.5 ml of infused material and 1 ml of uninfused material, you would multiply by 3 and so forth (0.5 ml to 1.5 ml = multiply by 4).
The Procedure is:
- Measure out a precise volume of your infusion (For example 0.5 ml)
- Measure out 2x the volume of the uninfused base oil (if you first measured out 0.5 ml, you would measure out 1 ml of the uninfused base)
- Mix thoroughly. Proper mixing is vital to getting an accurate reading.
- Use tCheck to measure the potency of the diluted solution.
- Multiply the measurement reading in mg/ml form by 3. This is the potency of your original infusion. Be sure to use this final amount you have calculated when dosing.