Amblyseius cucumeris feeds on the larvae of several species of thrips. It will also feed on broad mites, cyclamen mites, and to a lesser extent: spider mites. Their cost makes them an extremely attractive option against thrips in operations when temperatures are below 85F.
How It Works
• The formulation is carefully designed to increase the number of predatory Amblyseius cucumeris mites that are released onto the crop each day.
• Total Cucumeris mite development time at 75°F is 6-9 days. This development time complements the lifecycle of Western Flower Thrips.
• Optimum temperature range for Cucumeris mites is 66-80°F with humidity between 65%-75%.
• The beneficial mites feed on first larval stage (L1) and cannot attack larger larvae or adults.
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