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Neoseiulus/Amblyseius cucumeris Thrips Predator
Thrips Predator, Neoseiulus/Amblyseius cucumeris is a tan colored mite, approximately 0.5 mm long. The female lays her eggs on the plants. The small, white eggs hatch into larvae that molt into nymphs in approximately 2 days. During the next 7-10 days, the nymphs will feed on thrips. Once the mite reaches adulthood, it will consume one thrip per day. Adults live up to 30 days; females can lay up to 35 eggs during that time. The mite can be found on the underside of the leaves, along the veins or inside the flowers. The mites feed on pollen as well, so a supplement of ARBICO Good Bug Power Meal will help ensure that your thrips predators stay where they're needed.
These predatory mites prefer Greenhouse and Western Flower Thrips. They will also eat spider mites and pollen.
Shipment, biology and release:
Predators are shipped as adults. Release the mites when thrips populations are low (monitor with with sticky blue or yellow traps), and allow several weeks for results. Ideal conditions are 66-80°F and a relative humidity of 65-72 percent.
Apply Amblyseius cucumeris to lightly misted leaves. Focus applying to most heavily infested areas first. They are most effective when the plant leaves are touching. Early application at first sign of thrips provides best results. Moisture and humidity help the eggs to hatch. Success also depends on availability of alternate food sources such as Good Bug Power Meal.
This Product Controls These Pests or Diseases: Bean Thrips (Caliothrips fasciatus), Spider Mites, Thrips (Franklinothrips sp), Western Flower Thrips.
N. cucumeris 50,000 in vermiculite is popular for use with modified battery operated blowers.
Preventative Release Rates - N. cucumeris work best when used preventatively.
Spot Treatment Release Rates (Acute Treatment) - Use when isolated areas of pest pressure are present. Use mite predators in bran or vermiculite, not sachet releases.
Release Instructions: Make sure the crop and floor are dry when applying sachets.
Outdoors, Crops, Orchards & Vineyards, Nursery, Greenhouse, Grow Room, Hydroponics, Aquaponics, Pond & Environment, Interiorscapes, and Container Plants.
Use within 18 hours of receipt. If not releasing immediately, keep in a cool dark place out of direct sunlight. Do not refrigerate. Slightly moist and humid. Store where temps are between 66 - 80°F and relative humidity is between 65 - 72% RH.
Warning & Toxicities:
Do not use adjacent to heating pipes.
Use within 18 hours of receipt.
Certain sizes of this product are shipped in specially designed, water resistant sachets that contain colonies of predators. The sachets contain approximately 250 predators each. The colonies will continue to breed inside their sachets once placed into crops. In addition, the sachets allow for controlled release, continued predator emergence, can be used indoors/outdoors, and with overhead irrigation.
Sachets will be active for about 2-4 weeks depending on infestation level and predator establishment. Keep out of direct sunlight, store in a cool place, but do not refrigerate.
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