Artemia sp. (brine shrimp cysts)
Packaging: 6 liter bucket
Contents: 2500 grams of Artemia sp. cysts
The cysts (eggs) form an alternative source of food for both adult and nymph-stage Macrolophus pygmaeus in the absence of whitefly. It is therefore possible to build up a population of predatory bugs.
Always start with Entofood. After a minimum of six weeks, growers can make the switch to Artefeed if desired.
- Introduce Entofood from the first introduction of Macrolophus pygmaeus, for a period of at least six weeks. Click here for directions for the use of Entofood.
- After six weeks, growers can switch to Artefeed if desired.
- Distribute Artefeed using a Mini-Airbug* blower on a weekly basis until the Macrolophus population is large enough.
* Please note! When switching to Artemia, a different dosage pot must be fitted to the Mini-Airbug. Storage and treatment
Storage and Handling
- Allow the bottle to acclimatise in the greenhouse before use, with cap still closed, in order to prevent condensation and lumps forming.
- Storage temperature: 8-25°C.
- Store in a dry place out of the sun.
- Usable life: several weeks.
A bio-test is used to check every batch for nutritional value for the Macrolophus.
Cysts (eggs), red colour
The predatory bugs use the cysts as a source of food.
Only use products that have been approved for use in the relevant country and crop.