Welcome to the board, I think you'll find a lot of great information here about trying to conceive...I know that I've learned a lot and if anything knowing that I'm not the only one feeling certain things is nice! I have used the ovulation microscope for about a month now and from what I understand when you're ovulating your saliva will form "fern" like structures and when you're not ovulating they'll just be round and separated...although some ladies have had success with seeing ferns, I have yet to see them but I know that I have ovulated due to cm and bbt. So I will continue to look for ferns but there are other ways to help you pinpoint your ovulation. Best wishes and baby dust***!
PS You should always test your saliva first thing in the morning before eating or drinking anything and before brushing your teeth.