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Orcon LB-C4500 Live Ladybugs, 4,500 Count
|Price:||$21.55 + $8.45 shipping|
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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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|Package Height||4 x 6 x 8 inches|
|Shipping Weight||1.8 pounds|
Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
After 2 or 3 calls they did replace my lady bugs and they seem to be keeping my grape vines free from Avis. Read morePublished on June 27, 2014 by janet lind
they are good bugs what can i say and i will continue to buy every season as long as they are sold on amazon. Beats all the local prices hands downPublished on November 3, 2013 by Malibu Blondie
I bought these ladybugs to kill the aphids that have infested my garden and I am not seeing much of a difference yet. Maybe I need to give it more time.Published on July 23, 2013 by Wendy Marsh
I had some scale in my tree, marshmellow-ey cusion-ey scale, that was taking it over and killing it. A couple boxes of ladybugs, and they were under control!Published on May 15, 2013 by Bruce L. Newland
These make a great present for a small child being instructed in wild life. Unfortunately my infant sibling didn't come with the built in instructions to NOT eat nature on sight. Read morePublished on March 7, 2013 by Bugfest
Based on the previous reviews... I'm buying 9000 (double order) ladybugs in hopes that half will not display loose stool and bow legged walks. Read morePublished on January 5, 2013 by saintprovogirl
It's hard to fault ladybugs. They are what they are, no variations. The perk is that from this seller, they're packaged in a large fabric bag for breathability, padded with some... Read morePublished on August 1, 2012 by Lori Fuller
We purchased the 3000 set of ladybugs and received them in a decent time frame but approx 50% were dead on arrival. Am sure due to extreme heat! Read morePublished on July 9, 2012 by T
Ladybugs are essential to removing aphids from plants without chemicals. These ladybugs arrived very quickly, and I introduced them to my garden after I watered it. Read morePublished on May 1, 2012 by Jumpmaster6