The Dacnusa sibirica is a type of parasitic wasp that is used as a biological control for leaf miners. Unlike its fellow wasp Diglyphus iseae the D. sibirica performs well in temperatures cooler than 25°c. The adult female of this beneficial bug enters the leaf miner host larvae and lays 1-5 eggs (50 eggs in their life time). The larvae stages develop inside the host eating host tissue eventually emerging from their deceased host as adults. With any beneficial wasp yellow sticky traps should not be used.
Dosage - The information given here is a general guideline. Release rates can be affected by the stage/size of the cannabis plant, climate conditions, and level of infestation.
The D. sibirica is best used for preventative and low infestation applications. Release 0.25 - 0.5 D. sibirica per ft².
Your wasps will arrive in a 250ml plastic bottle. To release, gently rotate the bottle horizontally to evenly distribute the wasps and carefully open the twist off cover. Use bio-boxes to evenly distribute the wasps throughout your crop. Release in early morning or at sunset.
We recommend the the D. sibirica are released immediately upon receipt.
If immediate release is not possible, you may store the bottle horizontally in a dark place at 8-10°c for up to 2 days. Do not expose to direct sunlight.