BioBee BioCalifornicus Thrip & Mite Control

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BioBee BioCalifornicus Thrip & Mite Control

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Consumes fifteen to twenty spider mite eggs per day!

BioBee's BioCalifornicus is a predatory mite that belongs to the Phytoseiidae family and is of the Arachnida Class. Neoseiulus californicus are translucent and range in color from pale orange to peach. The nymphs resemble the adults except that they are smaller and cannot reproduce. Their eggs are oblong, transparent and white to dirty-white in color. Adult predatory mites, nymphs and larvae actively search for their prey and suck them empty. All stages of Neoseiulus californicus prefer to eat younger stages of host mites and adult females can consume fifteen to twenty spider mite eggs per day. Neoseiulus californicus can also feed and survive on Thrips and can survive for up to 3 œ 4 weeks without food and therefore very good for prophylactic treatments and maintaining low populations of Red Mite and Red spider mite. Neoseiulus californicus tolerates high temperatures and low humidity levels.

BioCalifornicus is packed in 1-liter plastic bottles, which contain 25,000 individual mites mixed with bran. BioCalifornicus is shipped in insulated and chilled Styrofoam boxes, packaging must be kept intact until it reaches the end-user. Keep in a cool location 61‚° F until release; do not put bottles in a refrigerator. Do not place bottles in direct sunlight.

Before use turn and shake the bottle gently to mix the BioCalifornicus with the bran carrier. Open the lid of the bottle and sprinkle material on the leaves of the host plants, preferably in a shady area. Each sprinkle/tilt of the bottle disperses 5 to 10 BioCalifornicus. Spread the content of the bottle as evenly as possible throughout the orchard. During hot days, releases should be done during early morning or late afternoons. First application is between 280-570 mites per 100 square feet. Additional quantities might be needed according to the infestation level and scouting information.

These live insects MUST ship via two-day air. Please call for pricing. This product is not valid for any free or reduced shipping offers.

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Product Specs
  • Target pests: Two spotted spider mite (Tetranychus urticae), fruit spider mite (Panonychus ulmi), citrus red mite (Panonynchus citri), begonia mite (Tarsonemus pallidus) and broad mite (Polyphagotarsonemus latus)
  • Crops: Citrus, grapes, raspberries, strawberries, vegetable crops
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