Cucumeris (Neoseiulus cucumeris)
Amblyseius cucumeris is a predatory mite widely used in the bio-control of immature thrips (egg and larvae) as well as other species of mites. Although very small (grows to a length of 0.02-0.04 in.) cucumeris can be recognized by its oblong shape and quick mobility along the underside of leaves and in flowers. Its ability to feed on pollen makes it an effective early prevention agent.
Main target pests are Larval stages of western flower thrips. Also targets other thrips larvae, broad mite, two-spotted spider mite, cyclamen mite and pollen.
This mite performs well under cooler temperatures and is often used for thrips prevention early in the season or in northern climates.
Bottle containing 100,000/250,000/500,000 mites
Box 250 sachets (1000 individuals/sachet)
Packaging must be kept intact until placed in the field.
Remove the product containers from the box, one at a time and empty their content as quickly as possible.
Before use turn, roll the bottle back and forth gently, to mix BioCumeris with the medium.
The predators are released by sprinkling the contents of the bottle on the leaves of the host plants, preferably in a shady area
Do not expose the bottles to direct sunlight.
Suggested application: Sachets: 1 per plant or tray. Loose: 1 mite per sq ft - higher with infestation
Please note that the frequency and amount of BioCucumeris to be released is determined by the type of crop, environmental conditions, level of infestation and damage incurred by the pest.
BioCucumeris is shipped in insulated, chilled boxes.
All beneficial insects are shipped via an overnight carrier.
Keep in a cool location 59°F - 64°F until release. Keep packaging intact.
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