Nasutitermes exitiosus and wood-rotting fungi in Eucalyptus regnans, E. acmenioides, E. wandoo, and E. marginata: force-feeding, laboratory study

IRG/WP 1231

D B A Ruyooka

Under a force-feeding regime, the termitid Nasutitermes exitiosus was fed on four eucalypt timbers infested with several fungal species to investigate the influence of such fungus-infested timbers on mass of wood lost, termite biomass, fat content and water content. The results showed that wood mass losses were markedly affected by species of fungi and timber. The interaction of fungi and timbers was also marked. Termite biomass was only markedly affected by species of timbers, but the termite fat content was not markedly different.


Keywords: TERMITES; FORCED FEEDING TESTS; NASUTITERMES EXITIOSUS; EUCALYPTUS REGNANS; EUCALYPTUS WANDOO; EUCALYPTUS MARGINATA; EUCALYPTUS ACMENIOIDES; WEIGHT LOSS; FAT CONTENT; DECAY; LABORATORY TESTS

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


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