Fallacis Information These are live insects and MUST be shipped OVERNIGHT. No USPS or ground shipping.
Target pests: Two-Spotted Spider Mites, European & Southern Red Mites, Spruce Spider Mites, and Cyclamen Mites.
This predatory mite effectively suppresses cyclamen mite in strawberry fields, broad mite in greenhouse crops, European red mite and two-spotted spider mite in orchards, spider mite on roses and vegetable crops in greenhouses and general mite problems on mint and hops in northern climates. Eggs and nymphs are difficult to see as they are small and almost transparent. Adults are pear-shaped and ivory until feeding, when they take on the red or brown coloration of their prey. Adult females consume around 2-16 pest mites per day and lay ~20-60 eggs during a 14-60 day life-cycle. The transition from egg to adult stage takes about 7-9 days.
Low: 14-19/yd, bi-wkly, 2-3 times
Med: 18-26/yd, bi-wkly, 2-4 times
High: 26-32/yd, weekly, 3-4 times
Release Instructions for Fallacis
Keep the package or vial in a cool location until you can release the predators. Ideal storage temperature is 50°F (10°C). But remember to release them as soon as possible. You should be able to see the predatory mites with normal vision. Some may be seen in the cap after it is removed but, the easiest way is to sprinkle some of the corn cob meal on a white paper under a desk lamp or flashlight and watch them run on the paper. Roll or tumble the vial to mix. Mist the leaves with water using a pump-spray bottle. Remove the cap and sprinkle the contents on the infested areas of the plants. The meal can be brushed off after an hour or so when the predators have left. If you do not want the meal on the plants place paper or foil on plant to place material. The predators will go to the underside of the leaf where the pest mites are usually found.