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Orcon GL-C1000 Live Green Lacewing Eggs, 1,000 Count

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  • Often Called "Aphid Lion" Because Each Larvae Can Eat Up To 1000 Aphids Per Day
  • Also Eats Mites, Thrips, Moth Eggs and More
  • Contains 1000 Eggs
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Orcon GL-C1000 Live Green Lacewing Eggs, 1,000 Count + Orcon LB-C1500 Live Ladybugs, Approximately 1,500 Count + Live Ladybugs - Hirt's Gardens - Approximately 1550 -Plus Hirt's Nature NectarTM
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Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B003OZ1OL2
  • Item model number: GL-C1000
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #77,105 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden)

Product Description

The natural enemy of many species of pests, insects, and mites, the Green Lacewings are shipped as eggs that will soon hatch into larvae. The tiny larvae are known as "Aphid Lions" because of their voracious appetites (devouring as many as 1000 aphids per day). They remain as larvae for up to 21 days, just crawling around looking for food. Aphid Lions also make hearty meals of Mealybugs, spider mites, caterpillars, thrips, leaf hoppers, whitefly larvae, a wide variety of moth eggs, and just about any other soft bodied pest. The adult green lacewing only feeds on pollen, but it will immediately begin laying eggs, and the life cycle will repeat. 1,000 eggs. Restricted state: Hawaii


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Customer Reviews

Not one, in either bag.
mentally19
The eggs never hatched and there certnly was not 1000 eggs in there.
Whitney
Nothing personal, but that is too many strikes for me.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By airport pipeline on July 12, 2011
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these lacewings arrived with an order of lady bugs,but the bag was a old style sandwich bag with fold over top, the majority of the smaller particles where scattered in the box and stayed stuck to the shipping label via vent holes in the box, i have to assume that a lot of the eggs where lost via those vent holes big enough for pinky finger to fit thru,i returned these since i dont believe 1000 eggs where ever even close to being in the bag since these bugs are so small,and the fact that the bag was not sealed or closed in anyway,just thrown in the box on top of the ladybugs, no packing to keep the bag in place or keep it from shifting around and shaking out the bugs/eggs, orcon needs better packaging
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By W... on July 23, 2011
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I ordered these lacewings, the next day (on the 13th) I recieved an email claiming they were shipped already. It seemed like it was taking a long time so after a while I used "track my package" only to discover it was first brought to UPS on the 19th. They actually shipped it OVER 6 Days and 8 hours after they told me they did. Why lie to me about shipping it?

I was also disappointed with the product. There are supposed to be 1,000 eggs, I counted an average portion and multiplied it out and I would be suprised if I have 400. Upon very close examination I had mostly eggs (as expected), about 10 live larvae, and many skeletonized (dead) larvae.

Nothing personal, but that is too many strikes for me. I work hard for my money and I think I will take my business to someone who really wants it.
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25 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Peter Faden TOP 1000 REVIEWER on June 21, 2011
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So...in an attempt to avoid bug sprays and the like, i have been purchasing a few different predator insects mixed with some plants such as marigolds and garlic instead.
I received these lacewings three days ago (June 18), and sprinkled them around the garden. They came in a little bag with a bunch of rice flakes. The insects themselves are tiny, about the same size as fleas. Anyway, i noticed the area in which i sprinkled them the heaviest was immediately beset my a swarm of black ants. I dont know if they showed up because of the lacewings, the rice flakes, or for some other reason i am not privy to. I put a couple ant traps down, and in the areas that were more isolated, coincidentally the areas most heavily infested, i poured a little gasoline to make a point to the ants. (They havent come back since either). Anyway, that is neither here nor there. The lacewings i put out have disappeared into the foliage. I imagine i will see them as they get bigger and scarier looking, but as of right now, i have nothing further to report.
Just make sure you check the bag before chucking it. There were probably twenty to thirty of the lacewings sticking to the inside of the bag after i was done. I brushed them out and into the garden.

I will continue to update as i have more to report.

August 20th: This really did pan out well. There are lacewings flying around my garden in large numbers, and a few find their way into my home from time to time. Between these little guys, the mantids i hatched, and a resurgence in my ladybug population, i haven't seen even one gnat or aphid all summer, and quite a few of the other pest species have either been decimated or are in such small numbers that they have no impact on my garden. So, for me, the lacewings were a great purchase. Obviously now, they are more of a flower hopping insect now that they are flying around, but they obviously ate well while in their larval state.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Brian T Heien on April 24, 2013
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I read the reviews, I thought I'd give it a shot. Bad idea.

I attached the baggie to a tree branch full of whitefly. The branch is still full of whitefly.

I read the reviews and figured I'd give it a shot--as expected, it was a waste of money. I gave it every shot, it didn't work. I tried ladybugs and the jury is still out because the ladybugs arrived late and may have been affected by rain. The lacewings had no such variable as they flat out did not arrive alive. The lacewing jury is conclusive on that one.

Amazon should stop the company's contract as the repeated bad experiences are an attack on the Amazon brand.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By David & Brandi Hansen on August 17, 2011
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I have been purchasing Lacewings and Ladybugs all summer. This package game in a sandwich bag full of dead lacewings eggs. Nothing has hatched, no movement at all. Very disappointing!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Willywonka on December 29, 2012
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No live larva came out of this batch of eggs. I should have heeded the other reviews. Will not be ordering again :(
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Tom J. Lichatowich on July 8, 2013
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Please be aware this item is not returnable for any refund. You are purchasing a live culture, sight unseen and must take all responsibility for any problems, in handing, en route or elsewhere.

My item arrived with a mixed bag of hatched insects and some live eggs. Many hatched insects were dead and the eggs mass were not protected well enough in packing in my opinion. Will update this when the portion of live eggs hatch.

Two weeks later and no lacewings seen. However there are plenty of ladybugs that naturally found the aphid infestation.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Yelsob on May 9, 2013
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I've ordered these before and not had this problem... today my order arrived in a sandwich bag with a simple piece of paper telling me whats in the bag. It literally looks like a child threw some wood shavings in it and then overcharged me. I realize baby lacewings/their eggs are tiny, but please make an attempt to package the product professionally.
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