Spidex

Spidex Predatory mitesPhytoseiulus persimilis

Use Spidex for:
  • Two spotted spider mite
Packaging:
  • 100 ml bottle with dosage-plug, containing 2,000 adults
  • 500 ml bottle, containing 10,000 adults
  • Each bottle contains adults mixed with wood-chips

General information

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When to use Spidex?

Use Spidex for biological pest control of two-spotted spider mite (Tetranychusurticae). Spidex works well on all the life cycle stages of the two-spotted spider mite but prefers younger stages most. Use Spidex preventatively and at the first sign of pest presence.

How does Spidex work?

Phytoseiuluspersimilis feeds on all stages of spider mites with a preference for eggs. The predatory mites pierce the eggs and consume the contents. Adult Phytoseiuluspersimilis also attack adult spider mites but the smaller development stages only feed on smaller prey stages. The larvae do not eat. The predatory mite can only survive on two-spotted spider mites (Tetranychus spp.).

How to use Spidex

Application Spidex

  • Turn and shake the bottle gently before use
  • Sprinkle material on leaves or pour into Diboxes
  • It is possible to distribute Spidex mechanically by means of the (Mini)Airbug/Airobug

Best working conditions Spidex

Relative humidity should be above 75% and the temperature above 20°C/68°F for at least several hours of the day. Phytoseiulus persimilis does not enter diapause.

Handling

Biological beneficials have a very short life expectancy and therefore need to be introduced into the crop as soon as possible after receipt. Failure to do so can have a negative impact on their quality. In case you do need to store Spidex, please follow the instructions below. Koppert B.V. is not liable for any loss of quality if the product is stored for longer and/or under different conditions than recommended.

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