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The Koppert Limonica 100 ml (560) holds Amblydromalus limonicus predatory mites (nymphs and adults) in millet husks, bran and sawdust. It feeds on the larvae of various thrips species, and it targets the eggs and larvae of glasshouse and cotton whiteflies in all larval stages. A predatory mite works by earnestly searching for a prey or by waiting for it to pass by. Once found, the mite will immediately suck the target specie until dry.
Limonica can be used as a preventive, curative light or heavy curative treatment. It fits to wide range of salad and ornamental crops, except for tomatoes. To use, turn and shake the bottle gently before administration. Carefully sprinkle material on the leaves and make sure that it will remain for some hours after introduction. Distribute evenly over the total surface area. A minimum of 5,000 release points are ideal per hectare. Once purchased, product comes in 100 ml bottle. Per bottle contains 12,500 predatory mites.
IMPORTANT: These are live organisms that are shipped directly from the manufacturer via UPS Next Day Air so they do not die during transit. A physical address is required for UPS to deliver your package. These are only shipped twice a week:
- Orders received by noon (12pm ET) on Monday will be shipped on Thursday for Friday delivery
- Orders received by noon (12pm ET) on Thursday will be shipped on Tuesday for Wednesday delivery
THIS ITEM CANNOT BE CANCELLED OR REFUNDED ONCE ORDERED
|Active Ingredient:||Predatory mite (Amblydromalus limonicus)|
|Target pests:||Larvae of various species of thrips (first and second larval stages), and eggs and larvae of glasshouse and cotton whitefly (all larval stages).|
|For use in:||Salad and ornamental crops, except tomatoes.|
|Application:||Carefully sprinkle material on leaves.|
|Color:||Mobile stages: beige-pink
Eggs: transparent white
|Special Features:||Also develops on pollen of sweet pepper and other crops.|
|Shipping Weight:||1.00 lbs|
|Manufactured By:||Koppert Biological Systems (Mfg. Number: 560)|
Amblydromalus limonicus (also known as Typhlodromalus limonicus) (predatory mite)
- Mobile stages: beige-pink, droplet shaped, 'pushed down' position on short legs.
- Eggs: oblong, transparent white.
All stages can be found in the corner of main vein and lateral veins and in the flowers.
It is not possible to distinguish Amblydromalus limonicus in the field from Amblyseius swirskii, Neoseiulus cucumeris and Neoseiulus californicus.
The predatory mite Amblydromalus limonicus is:
- Not susceptible to diapause, so can be introduced in winter.
- Effective at temperatures as low as 55F (13C).
Storage and handling
Biological beneficials have a very short life expectancy and therefore need to be introduced into the crop as soon as possible after receipt. Storing them for a period can have a negative impact on their quality and is only possible under the conditions described below. Koppert B.V. is not liable for any loss of quality if the product is stored for longer than recommended and/or under incorrect conditions.
- Storage after receipt: 1-2 days.
- Storage temperature: 54-57F (12-14C)
- In the dark
- Provide ventilation to prevent CO2 accumulation.
Amblydromalus limonicus also develops on pollen of sweet pepper and other crops. Preventive introduction is possible from the moment when the crop flowers continuously.
It is not possible to distinguish Amblydromalus limonicus in the field from Amblyseius swirskii, Neoseiulus cucumeris or Neoseiulus californicus.