Special Blend (Mite Predator Mix)
Special Blend Mite Mix
A natural way to control Spider Mites!
Due to a high demand, listening to our customers and research, we have developed a mixture of 3 Predatory Mites called “Special Blend”, normally consisting of an assortment of the following; M. longipes, N. californicus and P. persimilis. Special Blend is best used in unknown growing conditions. Our Special Blend takes the guess work out of which mite should be used in your Garden, Green House, or Grow Room. It has been proven to be very effective.
Amblyseius swirskii is a predatory mite that feed on Thrips, Whiteflies, Spider Mites, Tarsonemid Mites, and pollen from the plants. Adults have eight legs and the body is a whole unit, not made up of segments. Their color is completely dependent on what the mites have been eating. Release Rates: For light to moderate infestations release 8-12/sq.ft., weekly, 3-4 times. 5,000 – 20,000/acre for the first and second week and then 2,000 a week, for weeks 3, 4 and 5. This Predatory Mite does not go into diapause (dormancy) in response to shorter days .
Cucumeris is a species of predatory mite that prefers to feed on immature stages of thrips but sometimes attack spider mites. The tiny 0.5mm. clear-white adult female mites lay eggs amongst pest concentrations. They can lay up to 35 eggs. The eggs hatch into super small larvae which develop into nymphal forms before reaching adulthood. These, too, are fierce predators, consuming many immature pests. (Thrips, Broad and Russet Mites. The life-span of these predators is about 10 days in their immature stages, then around 30 days as adults.