Notes on the resistance of tropical woods against termites

IRG/WP 1249

Nana Supriana

This paper deals with a descriptive account on the effect of experimental methods, matrix, species of termites, solid wood and wood extract on the resistance and repellency of woods against three species of termites, i.e. Cryptotermes cynocephalus Light; Coptotermes curvignathus Holmgren and Reticulitermes lucifugus (Rossi). Two methods of experiment were used, the Forced Feeding Test and the Feeding Preference Test. The Feeding Preference Test method was found more appropriate for assessing the arrestancy and repellency of woods against termites. This method is probably appropriate for predicting the normal feeding behaviour of termites in the field.


Keywords: TERMITES; FORCED FEEDING TESTS; FEEDING PREFERENCE TESTS; COPTOTERMES CURVIGNATHUS; CRYPTOTERMES CYNOCEPHALUS; RETICULITERMES LUCIFUGUS; REPELLENCY; ARRESTANCY; MATRIX; TROPICAL TIMBERS; INDONESIA

Conference: 85-05-12/17 Guaruj√°, Brazil


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