Neososeiulus californicus [500]

$ 29.75

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5P369B – NC Neoseiulus californicus.

This clearish colored predator will tolerate warmer temperatures from 55° – 90° F., and its humidity requirements are not as great as PP. Although these predatory mites consume their prey at a more leisurely pace than do their friends Mesoseiulus longipes and Phytoseiulus persimilis–one adult or a few eggs per day–they can survive longer under starvation conditions. This predator is often best for houseplants, and indoor gardening. It can also be used as a preventative control of Broad Mites, Cyclamen Mites, and some Russet Mite species. Since they are slower feeders than other mite predators, N. californicus should be used in conjunction with other suitable beneficial insects in the presence of large pest populations.

Neoseiulus californicus females can lay up to four eggs a day. However, two eggs per day is the average. Eggs take from 1.5 to 4.0 days to hatch depending on the temperature. Eggs hatch into six-legged larvae, which can progress to the protonymphal stage without feeding. The larval stage can last from 0.5 to 1.0 day. Neoseiulus californicus then passes through two nymphal stages: protonymph and deutonymph. Both stages (protonymph and deutonymph) are active feeders. Each nymphal stage can last from 1.0 to 3.0 days. Total developmental time can be as short as 4.0 days or as long as 12.0 days depending on the temperature. Neoseiulus californicus develops more quickly at higher temperatures. Adults live for approximately 20 days

Release rates: 4 mites/sq. ft, bi-weekly, 2-3 times; 5,000-20,000/acre, bi-weekly, 2-3 times. Works great in gardens, greenhouses, strawberries, ornamentals and roses.


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Weight 0.25 lbs
Dimensions 6.75 × 2.75 × 2.75 in