Californicus-Breeding-System - continuous stream of hungry predatory mites feast on pest mites
Breeding sachets offer continuous release of predatory mites
- Attacks harmful mites – two-spotted mite, broad mite & cyclamen mite
- Strong preference for two-spotted spider mite – also commonly known as glasshouse spider mite or red spider mite (Tetranychus urticae)
- Controls all stages – eggs, nymphs and adults
- Most effective at low prey density
- Can be used preventatively – A. californicus can survive without prey, feeding on pollen or Nutrimite™
- Tolerates changing climate conditions – including warm and dry, or cooler temperatures.
Why are breeding sachets so effective?
- Sachets contain food – bran carrier and factitious prey - for the predatory mites
- A. californicus mites multiply inside the sachets and disperse into the crop
- Continual release of predatory mites over 6 weeks.