Effect of liquid nutrients on the development and reproduction of the predacious mite, Amblyseius gossipi.
The facultative predacious mite, Amblyseius gossipi El-Badry was able to develop, survive and reproduce on molasses, royal jelly and yeast hydrolysate diets. Compared with a palm tree pollen grain diet, the maximum number of individuals attaining maturity was on royal jelly or a combination of royal jelly and molasses. The duration of the development time, from larva to adult, was twice as long as that on pollen grains. The maximum reproduction/female/day was recorded on royal jelly and molasses or their combination and the minimum on yeast hydrolysate. Individuals neither developed nor reproduced on clean plant leaves.
CitationInternational Journal of Acarology Volume 10, Issue 4, 1984
University of NairobiSchool of Biological and Physical Sciences