Green lacewing eggs - Release Instructions

What’s in the ChrysoLiv tub?

Predator: Lacewing eggs

Carrier: Jute strings

Size: 2000 eggs

How to release lacewing eggs?

  • For best results, application should be during mild temperatures (early morning or late afternoon).
  • 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.
  • Don’t use in areas with ants. Ants are predators of lacewing eggs.

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 and tend to come out in the evening when its cooler and darker.

How long till you see results and how often should you be reordering?

A decrease in aphid population can be observed in 10-12 days. Reorder biweekly till desired control is achieved.

Frequently asked questions

My lacewing eggs haven’t hatched and it’s been over a week and the only thing I noticed was a change in color from green to white. 

When lacewing eggs turn from green to white that’s a sign that your lacewing eggs have already hatched.

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