Amblydromalus limonicus from the genus Typhlodromalus peregrinus from the genus Typhlodromips e.g.

Typhlodromips montdorensis, from the genus Phytoseiulus, e.g.

Phytoseiulus persimilis, Phytoseiulus macropilis, Phytoseiulus longipes, Phytoseiulus fragariae; ii) Ascidae such as from the genus Proctolaelaps, such as Proctolaelaps pygmaeus (Muller); from the genus Blattisocius e.g.

- the subfamily of the Amblyseiinae, such as from the genus Amblyseius, e.g.

Amblyseius andersoni, Amblyseius aerialis, Amblyseius swirskii, Amblyseius herbicolus or Amblyseius largoensis, from the genus Euseius e.g.

Euseius finlandicus, Euseius hibisci, Euseius ovalis, Euseius victoriensis, Euseius stipulatus, Euseius scutalis, Euseius tularensis, Euseius addoensis, Euseius concordis, Euseius ho or Euseius citri, from the genus Neoseiuluse.g.

Neoseiulus barkeri, Neoseiulus californicus, Neoseiulus cucumeris, Neoseiulus longispinosus, Neoseiulus womersleyi, Neoseiulus idaeus, Neoseiulus anonymus, Neoseiulus paspalivorus, Neoseiulus reductus or Neoseiulus fallacis, from the genus Amblydromalus e.g.

The present invention in general relates to the field of rearing of commercially relevant mites.

More particularly the present invention relates to a mite composition, suitable for the commercial rearing of mites, a method for rearing mites and a rearing device using the composition of the invention,...

More particularly the present invention relates to a mite composition, suitable for the commercial rearing of mites, a method for rearing mites and a rearing device using the composition of the invention, a method for crop protection using the composition according to the invention wherein the mite is selected as a predatory mite, and the use of a carrier material for rearing a mite species.2.

Composition according to claim 1, wherein the shelters comprise areas where the material of the carrier element shields a mite individual, when located in this area, from its surroundings in at least 3 directions having orthogonal or reversed relations, preferably in at least 4 of such directions, most preferably in at least 5 of such directions. Composition according to any of the claims 1-2, wherein the shelters comprise voids, such as voids formed by coves, recesses, pores, chambers, cavities, niches, pits, pockets, tubes and alike structures. Composition according to any of the claims 1-3, wherein carrier elements are derived from chaff, preferably chaff from a grass species (Poaceae), most preferably chaff from a cereal species, such as chaff from wheat, an oryza species, rye, oats or millet, in particular chaff from millet.

Lasioseius fimetorum Karg, Lasioseius floridensis Berlese, Lasioseius bispinosus Evans, Lasioseius dentatus Fox, Lasioseius scapulatus (Kenett), Lasioseius athiasae Nawar & Nasr; from the genus Arctoseius e.g.

Arctoseius semiscissus (Berlese); from the genus Protogamasellus e.g.

Protogamasellus dioscorus Manson; iii) Laelapidae such as from the genus Stratiolaelaps e.g.