The Bug Factory » Products http://www.thebugfactory.ca Fri, 05 Dec 2014 22:00:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 Adalia – 100 pcs http://www.thebugfactory.ca/product/adalia/ http://www.thebugfactory.ca/product/adalia/#comments Mon, 02 Dec 2013 19:38:18 +0000 http://thebugfactory.impactvisual.ca/?post_type=product&p=490  Mode of action: Eggs are deposited on the underside of leaves close to aphid colonies.   When the larvae emerge, they start searching for prey immediately and will move on to the next colony as the food supply diminished.  Adults can consume several thousand aphids during their lifetime.  Fourth instar larvae consume per day as many aphids as adult ladybird.  Each larvae may consume several hundred aphids during its development.

Introduction method and release rates: Introduce the larvae in the center of aphid hotspots.  The amount of larvae needed depends on the size of the infection and the development/growth of the culture.  Check and reintroduce every week if necessary.

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Aphelinus – 250 pcs http://www.thebugfactory.ca/product/aphelinus-250-pcs/ http://www.thebugfactory.ca/product/aphelinus-250-pcs/#comments Thu, 06 Feb 2014 01:13:40 +0000 http://thebugfactory.impactvisual.ca/?post_type=product&p=668 http://www.thebugfactory.ca/product/aphelinus-250-pcs/feed/ 0 Aphidius colemani – 500 pcs http://www.thebugfactory.ca/product/colemani/ http://www.thebugfactory.ca/product/colemani/#comments Mon, 02 Dec 2013 19:43:48 +0000 http://thebugfactory.impactvisual.ca/?post_type=product&p=492 Aphidius colemani is a slender, black insect with brown legs, long antennae and conspicuous wing venation. Its size depends on the size of the parasitized aphid, but is usually about 2 mm. The female has a pointed abdomen, while the male’s abdomen is round-shaped.

The female Aphidius deposits an egg in an aphid. She bends her abdomen under her legs and injects an egg in the aphid with her ovipositor. This takes only a fraction of a second. The wasp parasitizes adults and nymphs. During the egg stage of the wasp (the first 3 days after parasitation), the aphid even eats more than normal and secretes more honeydew. Parasitized aphid adults or 4th instars keep on producing progeny.

Then, the Aphidius larva starts eating the aphid from inside, starting with the non-vital parts. Seven days after parasitation it fixes the aphid onto the leaf, and forms a silken cocoon which makes the aphid swell. The outside of the aphid becomes golden-brown and leather-like, and is then called a mummy. Four days after the beginning of the mummification (at 21°C or 70°F) an adult Aphidius leaves the mummy through a round hole.

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Aphidius colemani/ervi mix – 750 pcs http://www.thebugfactory.ca/product/colemainervi-mix/ http://www.thebugfactory.ca/product/colemainervi-mix/#comments Mon, 02 Dec 2013 19:54:44 +0000 http://thebugfactory.impactvisual.ca/?post_type=product&p=493 Aphidius colemani and Aphidius ervi are both parasitic wasps of a wide range aphid species. Using a mix of the two has a far greater probability of success in a greenhouse situation. Ervi are twice the size of colemani. Allowing them to parasitize larger aphids. Colemani have a faster reproduction rate which allows them to have a faster effect on aphid populations. If using parasitic wasps for the first time it can be a good idea to have make initial purchase of the mix and see which species has the greater effect on your aphid ifestation.

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Aphidius ervi – 250 pcs http://www.thebugfactory.ca/product/ervi/ http://www.thebugfactory.ca/product/ervi/#comments Mon, 02 Dec 2013 19:59:40 +0000 http://thebugfactory.impactvisual.ca/?post_type=product&p=495 The parasitic wasp Aphidius ervi occurs in most parts of Europe and has been introduced in North America, Argentina, New Zealand and Australia. It looks very much like the related Aphidius colemani, but it is twice as big. Aphidius ervialso has a black, slender body with brown legs and long antennae. Its bigger size is logically related to the fact that it parasitizes bigger aphid species.

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Aphidius Mix (A. colemani, A. ervi, A. matricariae, A. abdominalis) – 1,500 pcs http://www.thebugfactory.ca/product/aphidius-mix-1500-pcs/ http://www.thebugfactory.ca/product/aphidius-mix-1500-pcs/#comments Sun, 27 Oct 2013 02:27:55 +0000 http://thebugfactory.impactvisual.ca/?post_type=product&p=340 PRODUCT AND APPLICATION: 

Aphidius Mix System comes in a 250 ml plastic tube with 1.500 mummies (500 Aphidius colemani, 250 Aphidius ervi, 500 Aphidius matricariae, 250 Aphelinus abdominalis), in a buckwheat carrier. Each of the 4 species targets a different species of aphid, so it is useful in situations where the species of aphid cannot be identified or where there are multiple species infecting the crop. The optimal temperature for use, is 18-22°C (64–71.5°F) and relative humidity is 60-80%. Introduce Aphidius Mix System as soon as possible after receipt.

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Aphidoletes – 1000 pcs http://www.thebugfactory.ca/product/aphidoletes-1000-pcs/ http://www.thebugfactory.ca/product/aphidoletes-1000-pcs/#comments Sun, 27 Oct 2013 02:19:50 +0000 http://thebugfactory.impactvisual.ca/?post_type=product&p=334 PRODUCT AND APPLICATION: 

Aphidoletes is delivered as 1,000 pupae mixed with vermiculite. Open the bottle and put it close to plants infected with aphids or sprinkle the vermiculite on a moist substrate. General guidelines for use: Upon first detection of aphids, use 0.5-2 midge/m2 every week for at least 3 weeks. Use up to 5-10 midge/m2 for hotspots and heavier infestations. Aphidoletes should be combined with parasitic wasps. Introduce the beneficials as soon as possible after receipt. If storage is necessary, keep them at 10–15 °C (50–59 °F) in the dark. Ideal relative humidity is 85%.

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Atheta – 100 pcs http://www.thebugfactory.ca/product/atheta-100-pcs/ http://www.thebugfactory.ca/product/atheta-100-pcs/#comments Thu, 06 Feb 2014 01:22:33 +0000 http://thebugfactory.impactvisual.ca/?post_type=product&p=670 http://www.thebugfactory.ca/product/atheta-100-pcs/feed/ 0 BugScan (10x25cm) – Blue – 10 pcs http://www.thebugfactory.ca/product/sticky-cards-blue/ http://www.thebugfactory.ca/product/sticky-cards-blue/#comments Sun, 27 Oct 2013 01:06:00 +0000 http://thebugfactory.impactvisual.ca/?post_type=product&p=322 10 X 25 cm blue sticky cards that attract pest insects (especially effective for catching thrips as they are drawn to the blue coloring). You can identify what type of pests are damaging your plants, approximate infestation, and monitor the progress of your beneficial insects by observing what is caught on these traps. Sticky cards are double-sided, and include wire ties for easy use. 10 cards per package.

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BugScan (10x25cm) – Yellow – 10 pcs http://www.thebugfactory.ca/product/sticky-cards-yellow-10-pcs/ http://www.thebugfactory.ca/product/sticky-cards-yellow-10-pcs/#comments Sun, 27 Oct 2013 01:12:08 +0000 http://thebugfactory.impactvisual.ca/?post_type=product&p=328 10 X 25 cm yellow sticky cards that attract pest insects. You can identify what type of pests are damaging your plants, approximate infestation, and monitor the progress of your beneficial insects by observing what is caught on these traps. Sticky cards are double-sided, and include wire ties for easy use. 10 cards per package

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