Amblyseius (Neoseiulus) fallacis - 1,000 Adults (Vial)
These are live insects and MUST be shipped OVERNIGHT. No USPS or ground shipping.
Feeds on: Cyclamen Mite, European Red Mite (Panonychus ulmi), Broad Mite, Two-Spotted Spider Mite (Tetranychus urticae), Spruce Spider Mite (Oligonychus ununguis), Southern Red Mite (Oligonychus ilicis), Pacific Mite, Bank's Grass Mite, Carmine Red Mite, Six Spotted Mite, Privet Mite, Tomato Russet Mite and Bamboo Mite.
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.
Light: 1 per sq.ft., bi-weekly, 2-3 releases.
Heavy: 2-4 per sq.ft., bi-weekly, 2-3 releases.
Apply Fallacis at the first sign of a mite infestation for optimum effectiveness. Fallacis will usually become established in the crop after one introduction, where they remain if mites or pollen are available for food. When prey becomes scarce, Fallacis moves to the top of the plant and usually disperses throughout the crop on the wind.
- Keep the package or vial in a cool location until you can release the predators. Ideal storage temperature is 50°F (10°C).
- 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 vermiculite 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 vermiculite 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.