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Bio-Diversity Pack - BioActive Fungus Gnat Eliminator

Bio-Diversity Pack - BioActive Fungus Gnat Eliminator

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This unique product is concentrated, bio-diverse collection of beneficial soil organisms that provide effective pest control against fungus gnats, soil stages of thrips and root aphids. As an added bonus these organisms will help to significantly improve nutrient cycling and overall soil health.

In a bio-active reptile enclosure, isopod vivarium or terrarium, these packs will help significantly to break down waste (excrement or organic material) and will effectively eliminate fungus gnats and defend against future attacks.

Living Soil/No Till Growers

These bio-diversity packs are ideally applied when a new container or bed of soil is placed to jump start your IPM program by attacking soil borne pests (fungus gnats, thrips and root aphids) and allow nutrients to become more quickly available to your plants.

Adding this to an established container or bed will improve your soil ecosystem and conditions within weeks and will immediately start combating established pest issues. For severe pest conditions, we highly recommend going a size bigger than may be directed.

Bio-Active Vivariums, Terrariums, Reptile Enclosures, Isopods, Etc

Bio-Diverse = Bio-Active

For whatever reason Bio-Diverse seems to refer to living soil agriculture and Bio-Active refers to the reptile, isopod and terrarium world. Regardless, the terms should be used interchangeably because the goal of the two is exactly the same: replicate nature.

For that reason, adding these packs to your Bio-Active environment will help to eliminate odors, break down waste and most importantly eliminate fungus gnats (and keep them away).

Species contained in each container:

Dalotia coriaria (Rove Beetle), Hypoaspis miles (Stratiolaelaps scimitus), Oribatida mite, Oligochaeta annelida (pot worms), Springtails.

Application Instructions

Application Recommendation:
As a Starter:

Small Pack: 12 oz bio-diversity pack, suggested for roughly 6 sqft surface area of bed/container.

Large Pack: 3- 12 oz bio-diversity packs, suggested for roughly 18 sqft surface area of bed/container

Extra Large Pack: 6 - 12oz bio-diversity pack, suggest for 36sq ft surface area of bed/container

 

To address an existing pest problem:

We recommend doubling the suggested application rate if you have a major problem with pests.

Benefits of Living Soil Bio-Diversity Pack

Pest Fighting:

The Dalotia coriaria rove beetle and Hypoapsis mile are a tag team on thrips, fungus gnats, root aphids and even some pest soil mites.

While the rove beetle is 1-3mm in size, visible and black, the Hypoapsis miles are less than 1mm in size and colored from white to brown. The rove beetle can take a little longer to establish and make a dent in your pest issue, but the Hypoapsis mile immediately starts eating pest species, which is why they are great when applied together.

Quicker Bio-Availability:

Your starter pack comes in our rich casting/coco mix and is kept
moist and packed full of microbial life. In addition to jump starting microbes, all species of insect and organism present in these packs will feed on decomposing material, breaking down bigger pieces into smaller more available pieces for your worms and smaller organisms to expedite the process of becoming bio-available to your plants.

Soil Improvement:

The starter pack comes teeming with Oribatida mites which are a very slow moving, long living and essential piece to the soil ecosystem. These mites come in large numbers and assist in breaking down organic detritus as well as distribute beneficial fungi. They act much like an earthworm in the soil food web in their ability to decompose organic material and provide quicker nutrients to your plants.

In addition to Oribatida, these packs come with Oligochaeta annelida (pot worms) which are in the same Order and Phylum of composting worm (red wiggler or earthworm), are a white, small worm from 5-10mm long. These worms act just like composting worms in that they create air channels for plant roots and expedites decomposition.

Our Packaging Process

First we harvest from our dual purpose vermicompost/beneficial insect containers, which contain all species listed in high concentrations in a special
vermicompost/coco blend. To ensure that populations are at high rates and our product is as full of life as possible, we add an additional rove beetles and hypoapsis miles to ensure these have high populations for effective predation.

We include a good amount of food in each container which is our signature, 100% organic, beneficial insect food and soil amendment, Beneboost! Check out this very reasonably priced product here

Living Soil Disclaimer

We recommend
applying living soil bio-diversity packs immediately upon receipt for
best results, but they can be stored in a warm (65-75 degree) and dark
environment upon receipt, prior to application. They can be stored up to
a week with minimal population affect in the container they are shipped
in. The media inside the container must be kept moist if being stored
in extreme dry conditions.

 

MI Beneficials makes no guarantee that storage will keep bugs alive, thus we do recommend immediate application.

Storage

We recommend
applying living soil bio-diversity packs immediately upon receipt for
best results, but they can be stored in a warm (65-75 degree) and dark
environment upon receipt, prior to application. They can be stored up to
a week with minimal population affect in the container they are shipped
in. The media inside the container must be kept moist if being stored
in extreme dry conditions.

 

MI Beneficials makes no guarantee that storage will keep bugs alive, thus we do recommend immediate application.

Shipping

Free Shipping on Orders over $50 to most locations in the US.

2-day required for AZ, CA, NV, NM, OR, TX and WA ($22)

All orders ship out Monday or Tuesday ONLY.

Returns and Replacement

We cannot offer any returns on any beneficial insects.

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Read the Guides!

Check out our comprehensive guides on how to introduce your Bio-Diversity pack.

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