These insects MUST ship NEXT DAY or 2ND DAY AIR to guarantee live delivery!
About 60% are female. Well-fed females will lay up to 3 eggs per day for 35 days. Their eggs are round, transparent and 0.14mm (0.01 inch) in diameter and usually deposited on hairs on the underside of leaves. Cucumeris adults and immatures are shipped with a bran carrier. They are available in two types of packaging: Bulk cartons, containing 10,000 - 50,000 predators. The contents are gently shaken onto leaves or placed on rock wool blocks or growing media in contact with the plant stem. Upon receipt active predators should be visible at the top of the containers. Slow release bags, containing approximately 30mL. (1/8 cup) of carrier with predators and a food source. The bags act as miniature breeding units and are hung on plants throughout the area. Over four weeks, each bag can produce over 1000 predators under good conditions.
Using bulk container 10-100 Cucumeris per plant weekly as needed. As a starter culture for young plants, place 25 Cucumeris per plant at the base of the stem as soon as they are planted out (Shifted).
Using slow release bags Greenhouse - 1 bag per 5 plants every 1-2 weeks, until there is 1 bag per plant in infested areas. Interior plantscapes - 1 bag per large plant, every 6-8 weeks. Hang bags within 10 inches of the growing point on greenhouse crops, ensuring good contact with the stem and leaves. Bags should not be exposed to direct sunlight or overhead watering.