Neoseiulus californicus

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Case Count: Sold Individually. This item does not qualify for our assisted freight program.

 

Item Numbers
WNC1K - 1,000 Mites per Vial
WNC2K - 2,000 Mites per Vial
WNC25K - 25,000 Mites per Vial
WNC100S - 100 Sachets - 1,000 mites per Sachet

Targets:   
Neoseiulus californicus attacks two spotted spider mites, broad mites, and cyclamen mites. Good for lower spider mite densities. Neoseiulus survives on pollen in the absence of prey. Effective on cyclamen, strawberry, corn, grapes, roses, vegetables, ornamentals and interiorscapes.


Description: 
Also known as Amblyseius californicus. Neoseiulus californicus comes from the sub-tropical regions and is a lively shiny mite with a pinkish red color and has obvious long legs.


Product information: In plants where it is very hard to detect the first spider mites, Californicus may be introduced preventatively, even if no spider mites have been found yet. N. californicus need a minimum of 60% humidity and ideal temperatures 60°-85°F. They can tolerate temperatures up to 95° F. Release rates 4 mites/sq. ft, bi-weekly, 2-3 times; 5,000-20,000/acre, bi-weekly, 2-3 times. N. californicus works great in gardens and greenhouses.


Lifespan: 
Egg, Larvae, Protonymph, Deutonymph and Adult. Sex Ratio - females predominant 4:1. Completes a generation in one to two weeks depending on temperature.


Strategic Considerations: 
Susceptible to pesticides. Field tolerance will vary with spray timing, application methods, weather and crop. Avoid spraying crop one week before or after releasing predators. Some materials may be toxic to predators for up to four weeks. Highly perishable, the predators should be used immediately upon delivery.