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.
THIS ITEM CANNOT BE CANCELLED OR REFUNDED ONCE ORDERED
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.
What happens to the predatory mites Koppert Spidex when there is no more prey or spider mites to prey on?
The Koppert Spidex (Phytoseiulus persimilis) 100 ml population will decline dramatically in the absence of spider mites and the predatory mites will become cannibalistic. If hot spots of spider mites appear, it may be necessary to re-introduce Phytoseiulus persimilis into your crop.