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Orcon LB-C4500 Live Ladybugs, 4,500 Count

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  • Live Adult Ladybugs
  • Prefer To Eat Aphids
  • Can Devour Up To 50 Aphids A Day
  • Dine Only On Insects
  • Will Not Harm Vegetation
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Ladybugs are general predators that feed on a variety of slow-moving insects including Aphids, Moth eggs, Mites, Scales, Thrips, Leaf Hoppers, Mealybugs, Chinch Bugs, Asparagus Beetle larvae, Whitefly and other slow-moving insects. Ladybugs are a must-have for organic gardening or organic farming. A ladybug eats insects during both the adult and larval stages, so you can buy ladybugs as adults and continue to have live ladybugs eating through other parts of their life cycle as they reproduce. Adults are shiny, hemispherical beetles, often reddish-orange or yellow, with black markings. Larvae are black, with conspicuous legs and orange spots on their backs. The larvae are often compared in appearance to tiny alligators, and are similarly aggressive in consuming insects. The larvae move from plant to plant on leaves. Larvae pupate on the upper leaf surfaces, plant stems and twigs. Eggs are yellowish-orange ovals, laid on end in clusters of 10 to 50. Shipped: In mesh bags, or natural, unbleached, reusable cotton bags. Store In a regular household refrigerator for one to two weeks max. Release Tips: Release at dusk, after spraying some plants with water, so they can drink. Release near infestations in small amounts over a two week period. Release Rates: 1,500 ladybugs covers aprox.100 sq. feet. Half pint covers aprox. 3,000 sq. feet. 1 gallon covers aprox. 1 – 5 acres Heavy infestations use 1-2 gallons per acre.

Product Information

Product Dimensions 8 x 6 x 4 inches
Item Weight 1 pounds
Shipping Weight 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Manufacturer Orcon
ASIN B0035RFYR4
Item model number LB-C4500
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3.6 out of 5 stars 26 customer reviews

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I was impressed with the quick delivery of my order. The ladybugs arrived in a vacuum sealed bag two days after I ordered them. They appeared healthy.

I was in desperate need for 3800 live ladybugs, but the only supplier on amazon decided to sell them in boxes of 4500. I did not want to wait for my necessary quantity to go up for sale, so I was forced to order what was available.

As soon as I received them, I wanted to verify I received what I paid for. I was upset after spending 13 hours counting them when I realized I had actually only received 4491 ladybugs. Seeing as I paid (...) per ladybug, I'm pretty upset about not receiving my complete order. Then again, I only need 3800.

I quickly released the extra 691 ladybugs out my front door. Seeing as it's 14 degrees out, they didn't make it very far.

Now on to my plan:
I was laying in bed six weeks ago, and I was doing some math. Ladybugs reproduce at a rate of 180 per "couple" per month. This means that there is huge profit potential in the ladybug business. Let me explain this with some math.

3800 = 1900 Couples. This is what I wanted to start out with.
1900 couples x 180 babies output will net me 342,000 total ladybugs the first month.
The next month I would have 171,000 couples which would yield 30,780,000 in 30 days.

I'm sure you can see how many ladybugs I will have in a year. Basically I'll have a trillion, or something. I didn't get that far, I just knew I was going to be rich. And I say "was" because I found the downside of this so called "4500 ladybugs for (...)".

They're all males, and they're gay. It took me 30 days to realize this because they never had any babies.
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Edit: The ladybugs did the trick! My plants are happy, healthy and bug free again!

I'm writing this review to explain how "next day air" works when ordering live ladybugs. It confused me for a while until I worked out what happened.

I live in a hot area so I requested next day shipping. I didn't want the bugs sitting in a 110 degree truck.

Ladybugs take "1 - 2 days to process" but I received notice that they shipped about an hour after I placed my order so I assumed I would get my bugs the next day.

Not so: that shipment was from the supplier to the vendor. That's what is meant by "1 - 2 days to process" The supplier ships next day air to the vendor.

Then the vendor shipped next day air to me, so it took two days from placing my order to receiving it. I probably shouldn't have received "supplier to vendor" shipping information. That made things confusing but I still appreciated knowing what was going on.

This is as best as you can get. You wouldn't want the vendor to keep a stock of live bugs on a shelf waiting for orders. Its better to get them from the supplier as needed.

My ladybugs did not come in the plastic tub that is pictured. Instead they came in a plastic net envelope that was securely heat sealed. The envelope was placed in box with air holes, loosely packed with shipping peanuts. They were well protected and I don't see how any of them could escape unless someone cut the envelope open.

I would recommend using next day shipping. I'm not sure how hardy ladybugs are but the packaging doesn't offer much protection against overheating. I don't think they could be well insulated and still have access to fresh air.
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I received my lady bugs about 10 days after I ordered them. Most were dead on arrival. Perhaps the shipment was too long and hot but I won't order again.
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Half the bugs arrived slowly dying and the rest died shortly there after. I don't know if it was too early in the season, or just a bad batch. They were crawling out of the box in the post mans truck, he was't too happy.
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OK, this was officially the weirdest thing I've ever purchased on Amazon.com. I had no idea you could actually purchase ladybugs. Anyway, we had an aphid problem and needed a good solution. We purchased the ladybugs and received them on time and alive. The ladybugs fixed the aphid problem and left us happy. I almost re-purchased more this year just as a preventative measure. I'm sure I'll repurchase again. (Still weird I can get this on amazon :-) )
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By Nanpie on August 24, 2011
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They sent the ladybugs by usps and the bugs were late so I complained and boy did I get some response. They did ask me if I wanted and re-fund or a re-send but I did not receive the mail and I tried to tell them that I did not get their message. I finally received the bugs (about 10% dead) but the lady that I finally talked to did not make me feel as thought I was her client, but maybe just a pain. Good bugs not a great system.
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I got them very quickly and they were all very alive when they came. I wish more had stuck around considering how many white flies I have living on my pepper plants (lets not even talk about the avocado tree!), but they were fickle it seems ;) Still they were shipped as ordered and quick ready to get to ladybugging! Great order!
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After reading the reviews, I anticipated many dead bugs with my order, so I ordered from two separate companies. Imagine my suprise when I didn't see ANY dead. Shipping was fast! When I placed my order, projected delivery date was a week and a half after I placed my order, and I received them THREE days after placing the order. When placing my order the latter part of July, I figured I would be lucky to have a few survivors due to the heat we are having. I am just in awe. I will definitely order again.
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