How to use ChrysoLiv-ES (Green lacewing eggs)
What’s in the ChrysoLiv tub?
Predator: Green lacewing eggs (Chrysoperla carnea)
Carrier: Jute strings
Size: 2000 eggs
How to release lacewing eggs?
- Gently pull apart the strings from the jute sheet
- Hang them over branches inside the plant canopy where humidity is higher
- Don’t hang in areas with strong winds or direct sunlight
- Avoid top watering or washing the plant after release.
Can you store lacewing eggs?
We recommend placing the eggs on the crop immediately upon arrival.
If storage is necessary eggs can be stored for 1-2 day in a cool (10-15C) dark environment. Lay the tub horizontally and avoid any contact with direct sunlight.
How to promote establishment?
Temp/humidity: Lacewing works best in warm and humid environments, temperatures of 26°C and a relative humidity of over 50% work well to promote establishment.
In order for lacewing larvae to pupate it needs to be well-fed. Add bugfeed to help larvae establish if there aren’t enough pests on the crop.
Once the green lacewing turns into an adult it only feeds on honeydew. Supplemental nectar can be added to crops to help lacewing adults establish and lay eggs. Some plants (grapes, peaches, etc) naturally secrete their own nectar which can help lacewing adults establish.
How to spot lacewing larvae after releasing?
The best time to scout green lacewing larva is during the evening or when there is an overcast. They are usually well-hidden during the day.
How long till you see results and how often should you be reordering?
Reorder biweekly till desired control is achieved.
How do I know when the eggs have hatched?
Once hatched the color of the eggs will change from vibrant light green to opaque-white