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Beneficial Insects, BioPersimilis Spider Mite Control, 100,000 Bulk Count by BioBee

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This predator naturally controls spider mites!

BioBee's Bio Persimilis is the predatory mite Phytoseiulus persimilis. P. persimilis is of South American origin and is a well-known biological control agent against spider mites. Its range of distribution is worldwide. Bio Persimilis is packed in a 100cc bottle containing predatory mites mixed in a vermiculite carrier. Each bottle is shipped in isolated styrofoam boxes chilled with icepacks. This packaging must be kept intact until it reaches the end-user.

The adult female P. persimilis is an orange/red pear-shaped mite rather longer than its prey. It has longer front legs and a characteristic rapid movement when disturbed or exposed to bright light. The nymphs are oval and pale pink in color.

Bio Persimilis can be sprinkled from the bottle over the crop or Sprinkle over plant leaves or placed into BioBee D-Box. The former application method is good for horizontal crops whereas the latter is more effective in vertical crops. As an obligatory predator, P. persimilis feeds only on spider mites. Absence of these mites will result in the death of the colony. Bio Persimilis is compatible with selective conventional chemicals (according to the list of compatible chemicals provided by BioBee).

Prior to opening, place the bottle in a horizontal position and rotate gently to allow proper mixing of the predatory mites in the vermiculite carrier. P. persimilis should be introduced upon first sign of spider mite damage. The release rate depends upon the nature of the crop, the ecosystem (e.g. open field or greenhouse) and the level of spider mite infestation. Temperatures of 70-80*F and humidity above 60 percent will enhance this predator's activity and ensure its success. If necessary, Bio Persimilis can be stored for 24 hours at a temperature of 46-50*F from the minute of arrival until release, but it should never be frozen.

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: Spider mites like Tetranychus urticae Koch (two-spotted spider mite), Tetranychus cinnabarinus (Boisduval) (carmine spider mite), and Tetranychus turkestani Ugarov Nicolski (strawberry spider mite)
  • Crops: Peppers, tomatoes, potatoes, beans, maize, cucumber, melon, strawberries, eggplant and ornamentals: gerbera, roses, and several pot plants
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Product Features
  • BioBee BioPersimilis Spider Mite Control, Bulk 100,000 Count
  • Natural predator Phytoseiulus persimilis effectively controls spider mites
  • 100cc bottle packed with predatory mites mixed in vermiculite carrier
  • Shipped in isolated styrofoam boxes chilled with icepacks to maintain freshness
  • Effective for horizontal and vertical crops - sprinkle over leaves or place in D Box
  • Compatible with selective conventional chemicals and should be used at first sign of spider mite damage
  • Works on a variety of crops including peppers, tomatoes, eggplants, and ornamentals
Product Shipping Weight
  • 1 pounds
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is Bio Persimilis?
Bio Persimilis is a predator mite that controls spider mites. It is Phytoseiulus persimilis and is of South American origin. It is a well-known biological control agent against spider mites.

2. How is Bio Persimilis packaged?
Bio Persimilis is packed in a 100cc bottle containing predatory mites mixed in a vermiculite carrier. Each bottle is shipped in isolated styrofoam boxes chilled with icepacks. This packaging must be kept intact until it reaches the end user.

3. What is the method of application for Bio Persimilis?
Bio Persimilis can be sprinkled from the bottle over the crop or placed into BioBee D Box. The former application method is good for horizontal crops whereas the latter is more effective in vertical crops.

4. What crops and pests does Bio Persimilis target?
Bio Persimilis targets spider mites like Tetranychus urticae Koch, Tetranychus cinnabarinus and Tetranychus turkestani Ugarov Nicolski. It can be used on crops like peppers, tomatoes, potatoes, beans, maize, cucumber, melon, strawberries, eggplant, and ornamentals like gerbera, roses, and several pot plants.

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