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The Koppert Spidex 100 ml (328) are predatory mites that effectively eliminates spider mites that can permanently damage crops. These predator mites targets Two spotted spider mites (Tetranychus urticae) in younger stages but can also be effective eliminating all stages of the pest. Spider mites are killed by being searched by the predatory mites and nymphs, and suck them dry once found. The Koppert Spidex can be used on low crops and be distributed mechanically by using Airbug mite blower. Product comes in 100 ml bottle, contains 2,000 adult spider mites mixed with wood chips.
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:||Adult predatory spider mites mixed with wood chips.|
|Target pests:||Two spotted spiders (Tetranychus urticae)|
|For use in:||Eliminating unwanted spider mites in greenhouses and field crops|
|Application:||Can be distributed mechanically by using Airbug mite blower.|
|Shelf Life:||Storage after receipt: 1-2 days|
|Color:||Adults bright red, Eggs oblong, first pink and transparent, later on darker, twice as big as spider mite eggs and Larvae or nymphs: pale to light red.|
|Shipping Weight:||1.00 lbs|
|Manufactured By:||Koppert Biological Systems (Mfg. Number: 328)|
The introduction rates of this product should be adjusted to the mode of action of the product and the results that can be expected in the crop where the product is applied.
Relative humidity should be greater than 75% and the temperature above 68F (20C) for some hours of the day.
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: 47-50F (8-10C)
- In the dark (bottle horizontally)
- Adults: bright red, very active, spherical, stands high on its legs
- Eggs: oblong, first pink and transparent, later on darker, twice as big as spider mite eggs
- Larvae/nymphs: pale to light red
Adult red spider mites that have been eaten change color from brown to black (in tomato) and can be identified as tiny black dots on the leaves. This should not be confused with living, light-brown to dark-red spider mites.