Beneficial Insects For Garden Pest (Spider Mite) Control - Phytoseiulus Persimilis New Zealand (Predator Mite)
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PHYTOSEIULUS PERSIMILIS NEW ZEALAND (Predator)
Bright reddish orange mites (0.5 mm) that feeds on two-spotted spider mites. Persimilis needs greater than 60% relative humidity, to increase humidity misting plants or wetting walkways. The New Zealand Strain prefers higher temperatures along with greater humidity.
SHIPPED: Adults in bottle with vermiculite.
OPTUMUM CONDITIONS: 22-35C (72-100F), 60-80% humidity.
RELEASE RATE: 5 Persimilis per m. sq. (10 ft. sq.) or 20 Persimilis per infested leaf introduced weekly.
SPECIAL NOTES: Pest mites like it hot and dry, while, predator mites like it cooler and humid. New Zealand Strain stays higher on the plants in hot houses. Works well with release points.