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Koppert's Spider Mite Solutions: Spidex
Orders must be placed before 10am on the cut-off date. You must pick up your order on pickup date. If you cannot pick up your order on that date, then you may come on the next day, but we cannot guarantee the freshness. This is an item we cannot refund, so we will try our best to work with you if circumstances happen.
Future ordering dates:
|Ordered Between||Pick Them Up On|
||May 25||May 31|
|May 25||June 8||June 14|
|June 8||June 22||June 28|
|June 22||July 6||July 12|
Which Spidex should I buy?
The 2,000 tube is great for up to 10 plants. The 10,000 tube will be perfect for 10+ plants.
When should I use Koppert's Spidex?
Use Spidex for biological pest control of two spotted spider mite (Tetranychus urticae). 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 it get rid of spider mites?
Phytoseiulus persimilis feeds on all stages of spider mites, but has a preference for eggs. The predatory mites pierce the eggs and consume the contents. Adult Phytoseiulus persimilis 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 do I use it?
- 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
Relative humidity should be above 75% and the temperature above 20°C/68°F for at least some hours of the day. Phytoseiulus persimilis does not enter diapause.
Beneficial bugs 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. We are not liable for any loss of quality if the product is stored for longer and/or under different conditions than recommended.
- Storage after receipt: 1-2 days
- Storage temperature: 8-10°C/47-50°F
- In the dark (bottle horizontally)