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Control of spider mites both in- and outdoors

What is Californicus-Breeding-System?
  • The predatory mite Amblyseius californicus against several types of spider mites
  • Efficient against all stages of the greenhouse spider mite Tetranychus urticae
  • Also useful to control tarsonemid mites such as the broad mite and the cyclamen mite
  • Delivered in breeding sachets
What are the benefits of Californicus-Breeding-System?
  • Prefers the greenhouse spider mites but also survive on other mites, thrips and pollen
  • Most effective at low prey density
  • Less sensitive to hot and dry weather conditions
  • Also tolerates colder weather conditions
  • Also survives on pollen or even without prey for some time 
How does biological control with Californicus-Breeding-System work? 
  • They eat on average 5 prey a day
  • Adults prefer larvae and nymphs of the greenhouse spider mites
  • The larvae mainly eat the eggs of greenhouse spider mites 
In which crops can you introduce Californicus-Breeding-System?
  • Vegetable crops such as cucumber and pepper
  • Soft fruit such as raspberry and strawberry
  • Ornamental crops such as rose and chrysanthemum 


This predatory mite is also supplied in sachets, in which they multiply themselves. This ensures a continuous walking out of the predatory mite over multiple weeks.


Packaging: 100 sachets/box

Contents: at least 100 predatory mites/sachet

Carrier: bran with bactitious prey

Walking out: approx 1.000 predatory mites in a period of 6 weeks



Packaging: 500 sachets/box

Contents: at least 100 predatory mites/sachet

Carrier: bran with bactitious prey

Relevant crops

  • Medicinal cannabis
  • Cucumber and Gherkin

Relevant pests and diseases

Spider mites


Technical Sheet