Hypoaspis, is a soil-dwelling predatory mite that feeds on fungus gnat larvae, thrips pupae, reptile mites and other small soil inhabiting insects. They are great for dealing with fungas gnats in your indoor plants and treating mites on reptilian friends.
Adult Hypoaspis are between 0.5 mm and 1 mm long, with females larger and much more common than males. Adult females are light brown in colour.
The life cycle of Hypoaspis consists of egg, larva (6 legs), nymph (8 legs) and adult. The whole life cycle takes about 10 days at 25°C but can vary from 7 to 30 days depending on temperature. At temperatures below 8°C Hypoaspis is inactive.
Eggs are laid in the soil and hatch into larvae in 1–3 days. Hypoaspis lives in the top 1–2 cm of soil and can be seen moving quickly on top of the soil when the surface is disturbed or pots are tapped. It can survive for up to 7 weeks without insect prey, by feeding on organic matter, plant debris and nematodes.
Each litre of Hypoaspis contains 30,000 predators. Prices INCLUDE GST and freight.
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