A rapid field bioassay technique with subterranean termites
C D Howick, J W Creffield
Details are summarised of a field procedure which is designed to ensure continuous exposure to a replenishing termite biomass. After pre-baiting to determine the presence and identification of a termite hazard, test specimens (35 x 35 x 250 mm³) are installed vertically in the ground adjacent to and in contact with bait specimens of the same dimensions and interconnected by susceptible feeder strip.
Keywords: TERMITES; TESTING; FIELD TEST; ACCELERATED TEST; BIOASSAY; COPTOTERMES LACTEUS; MOUNDS; AUSTRALIA
Conference: 83-05-09/13 Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia