Neoseiulus californicus Sachets

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Neoseiulus californicus Sachets

 

Targets:   

Two-Spotted Spider Mites, Western Flower Thrips, Onion Thrips, Cyclamen Mites, Broad Mites, Rust Mites, Brown Almond Mites, and survives on pollen when prey is not present.


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.