For a total and long-term control of spider mites, we recommend a mix of the Amblyseius californicus predatory mite and Phytoseiulus persimilis predatory mite. We have these predatory mites in the following packaging:
The mix consists of 1,000 Phytoseiulus persimilis and 500 Amblyseius californicus predatory mites. This is sufficient for 200 m2. The mix is supplied in a spreading form containing egg-ready predatory mite females, young and adult specimens.
FIGHTING SPIN WITH AMBLYSEIUS CALIFORNICUS
The Amblyseius californicus can be used for effective and long-term control of all stages of spider mite (including greenhouse spider mite and fruit spider mite). The californicus focuses on all stages of spider mites with preference for the younger stages. In the absence of prey, the A. californicus, unlike the Phytoseiulus, can also survive on the pollen present in the plants. The predatory mite can do without food for a longer period of time and is especially suitable as a preventative against spider mites.
Eggs from the Phytoseiulus hatch in 2-3 days. Development from egg to adult predatory mite is about 5 days at the optimum temperature. At a lower or higher temperature, this can take up to 25 days. During her 35-day life, an adult female lays 60 eggs. The eggs are oval in shape and about 0.3mm long.