Termite resistance classification of some tropical and temperate species based on the laboratory choice test results against formosan termite, Coptotermes formosanu
The results of classification of termite durability were varied. We carried out
laboratory evaluation of the classification of termite durability on various species by
the choice test against formosan termite, Coptotermes formosanus. We classified five
grades (very sensitive to very resistant). According to our results, azobe, ipe, keruing,
intsia, kapur, yellow meranti, jarraah, malas, cypress pine, alaska-cedar, hinoki and
hiba, were indicated rather high termite resistance and four species, siberian red pine, teak, terminalia and gmelina, were shown very variable termite durability.
Keywords: Termite, durability, laboratory test, classification, wood species