IMPROVING THE METHODS OF BREEDING, STORING, AND USING BEAKED MITES FOR BIOLOGICAL PEST CONTROLIrina Sergeevna Agasieva, Vladimir Yaêovlevih Ismailov, Elena Valentinovna Fedorenco, Abay Orazuly Sagitov, Aida Askarkyzy Mukhtarkhanova and Aizhan Mukashevna Chadinova
The methods of mass breeding the Phytoseiidae beaked mites, including breeding flour mites on sterilized and moistened bran and infestation by the predators, have been improved. A series of experiments have been performed for assessing the possibility of long-term storage of the N. barkeri, N. cucumeris and A. swirskii genera. As a result of the experiments, a positive effect of using beaked mites has been found, but only in the mobile stages; no predatory activity to eggs has been observed, the eggs have remained viable, and after 5-7 days, the hatching of mites has started; therefore, the beaked mites have been released for the second time. Thus, to prevent the development of spider mites, it is necessary to repeatedly release beaked mites.