Amblyseius montdorensis



Production
Mont-mites (Amblyseius montdorensis = Typhlodromips montdorensis
Packaging type
25000 predatory mites (all stages) in 250ml bottle mixed with bran and prey mites
Crops
Amblyseius montdorensis can be used in eggplant, cucumber, strawberry, blueberries, cut flowers, raspberries, melons, melons, also can be used in tomato
Targets
Eggs and young nymphs of whitefly (both Trialeurodes vaporariorum and Bemisia tabaci)
Larvae of various thrips species (Frankliniella occidentalis and Thrips tabaci)
                      The method of releasing Amblyseius montdorensis

Amblyseius montdorensis Rate
(individuals/ m²)
Acreage
(m²/bottle)
Frequence Remarks
Preventive 10/m² 2500 m² 1 when thrips or whitefly is absent,
curative light 25/m² 1000 m² 1 start when thrips or whitefly is present (only 1-3 individuals in each plant)
curative heavy 50/m² 500 m² 1 infested areas only, always in combination with other beneficials
Please take care that the material does not fall to the ground, or the mites will be lost. Apply the product as widely as possible over the crop in the areas of infestation.
 
     
       Female Amblyseius montdorensis              Releasing Amblyseius montdorensis
Releasing
Before releasing, turn and shake gently the bottle
Open the cap, or press on centre of cap to open dosage hole
Pour-out the material inside bottle on leaves
1 releasing points per square meter is necessary, or evenly distributed over the total surface
 
Storage and handling
If you have received the packaging of this predatory mite, please release them as soon as possible, because you know biological beneficials have a short life expectancy. Storing them for a long time has a negative influence of their quality. Low temperatures also have a negative influence on Amblyseius montdorensis.  BESTmites co. ltd. is not liable for any loss of quality if the product is stored for longer than recommended and/or under incorrect conditions. If necessary, please store them under the conditions described below.

·     Storage after receipt: 3 days
·     Ideal storage temperature: 15°C
·     In the dark with enough ventilation to avoid CO2 accumulation
Remarks
Amblyseius montdorensis can also develop or maintain its population with spider mites. This predatory mite canl not be used to control the population of thrips where the temperature is below 10°C. In cool, please use Amblyseius cucumeris.
Advantages

·     Wide range of preys, whitefly and thrips are ok
·     Not sensitive to day length (not susceptible to diapause)
·     Applicable in many crops, especially, can be used in tomato
·     In warmth, it can perform better than Amblyseius cucumeris, with higher oviposition and faster development
·     Amblyseius montdorensis can endure higher temperature relative to other predatory mites
 
Biology
Amblyseius (Typhlodromips) montdorensis is a small predatory mite, relative to other predatory mites, which preys on many types of small insects and pollen. It is origin from tropic area. So, it can not be use in winter. Contrary, it had shown better efficiency in hot areas. It can maintain action up to 40°C.
      The predatory mite Amblyseius (Typhlodromips) montdorensis have five developmental stages, egg, larva, pronymph, deutonymph, adult (female or male), respectively. Adult female mites prefer laying single egg onto leaf hairs, the development duration of eggs is 1-2 days, to develop into larva. At 25°C, its total life cycle (from egg to adult) is less than 7 days. All mobile stages can prey on its food. Amblyseius montdorensis is a polyphagous predatory mite, it can prey on thrips, whitefly, spider mites and pollen, and prefer whitefly and thrips. Amblyseius montdorensis has been successfully used in peppers, cucumbers, gerbera, roses and tomatoes. Unlike other predatory mites, such as Amblyseius cucumeris, it is found easily on fruits or leaves rather than in flowers.
    Amblyseius (Typhlodromips) montdorensis consumes more thrips per day than Amblyseius cucumeris, and it can attack and kill second instar as well as first instar larvae. It lays more eggs per day, and its populations increase faster than those of Amblyseius cucumeris when the food is adequate.To stimulate the spread among the crop, it is recommended to disperse the mites well. The gland hairs on a tomato leaf, honeydew spots and spider webs will obstruct its mobility.
     Although you can easily find it on the leaves, it is very difficult to distinguish Amblyseius montdorensis from other predatory mites in the field, such as Amblyseius cucumeris or Amblyseius californicus.

 


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