Neoseiulus cucumeris is a predatory mite that consumes the emerging eggs and the first larval stage of various thrips species. This predatory mite also consumes several species of spider mites, honeydew and pollen. Neoseiulus cucumeris is suitable for preventive use. The eggs are transparent white coloured. All other stages are beige-pink coloured. Neoseiulus cucumeris has a tear shaped body and short pawns. They can often be found on secluded places like the bottom side of leaves and in the flowers.
Life cycle and relative effectiveness
Adults and nymphs actively search for their prey and suck it empty. Neoseiulus cucumeris is most active at a temperature that regularly exceeds 20 ºC and humidity above 75%.
Application and dose
Bottle: spread the material by hand on the leaves or by means of blowing throughout the crop
Bucket: spread the material on the rockwool pot in piles of 2,5 – 5 cc per plant
Sachets: care treatment (!) by grapping the sachets at the top strip to avoid damage to the predatory mites. As the material can cause slightly damage to several crops, please consult your advisor before introducing Neoseiulus cucumeris
Slightly shake before application.
Storage and handling
Neoseiulus cucumeris supplied in bottles (1.000 ml), containing 50.000 predatory mites, buckets (5000 ml) containing 100.000 predatory mites or sachets containing 1.000 predatory mites (500 per box). Keep the bottles horizontally, in darkness, at a temperature between 8°C – 15°C. Maximum storage time of two days.