To protect from ants, allow the Trichogramma to begin hatching before releasing them. Keep the cards inside the sealed bag, somewhere warm until emerging begins.
Attacks over 150 species of Caterpillars and Moths. Including: Web Worms, Loopers, Leaf Worms, Fruit Worms, Cut Worms, Boll Worms Army Worms, Tomato Worms, Corn Worms, Borers, Gypsy Moths, Codling Moths, Diamond Back Moths, Oriental Fruit Moths and more!
Release at first sight of flying Adult Moths/Butterflies
Release at first sight of flying Adult Moths/Butterflies.
Trichogramma Egg Release Rates:
For General Use: 1-2 per square foot each week during moth season.
Per Acre: 50k-100k each week during moth season.
Nature’s Good Guys, a.k.a. Soldier Bugs, Trichogramma are very tiny insects; 5 adults can fit on the tip of a pencil. These predators attack over 150 species of Lepidopteran Caterpillar and Moths that destroy or damage vegetables and fruits. This package will supply you with approx. 10,000 - 12,000 live parasitized Trichogramma Eggs glued on cards. Contains enough insects to control approx. 500 sq. ft. Complete release instructions are included. These insects are biteless, stingless and go virtually unnoticed.
Trichogramma Specie: T. brassicae - Works best for Cole/Cold Crops. Winter Crops.
Trichogramma Specie: T. platneri/T. minutum - Works best on Tall Plants, over 6 ft tall.
Trichogramma Specie:T. pretiosum - Works best on Short Plants, less than 6 ft. tall.
The eggs can take 7-14 days to hatch depending on the temperatures. Adults live anywhere from 7-14 days, but can build up to 30 generations per year. Once they hatch, the eggs on the card won't change in appearance or disapear because of how small they are.
If necessary store unhatched pupa at 40-50°F. Do not store the unhatched pupa for more than 10 days.