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Title: EFFECTS OF EXTRACTIVES AND DENSITY ON NATURAL RESISTANCE OF WOODS TO TERMITE Nasutitermes corniger
???metadata.dc.creator???: Paes, Juarez Benigno
Brocco, Victor Fassina
Moulin, Jordão Cabral
Motta, Javan Pereira
Alves, Rejane Costa
Keywords: Subterranean térmites, natural durability, biological assay.
Publisher: CERNE
CERNE
???metadata.dc.date???: 19-Apr-2016
Other Identifiers: http://www.cerne.ufla.br/site/index.php/CERNE/article/view/1106
Description: The evaluation of the natural resistance of wood to wood-destroying organisms is of fundamental importance in the choice of species to be used in buildings and furniture industry. Thus, the effects of extractives and wood density on biological resistance of Acacia mangium, Casuarina equisetifolia, Corymbia torelliana, Eucalyptus cloeziana, Tectona grandis and Caesalpinia echinata woods to the xylophagous termite Nasutitermes corniger was evaluated under laboratory conditions. Test samples, with dimensions of 2.00 x 2.54 x 0.64 cm (radial x tangential x longitudinal) in four positions in pith-bark direction (internal heart, intermediate heart, outer heart and sapwood) were taken. The woods were exposed to termite action for 28 days in no-choice feeding test. The samples not selected for the termite test were turned into sawdust and the extractive contents were obtained using the shavings that passed through the sieve of 40 and were retained in the sieve of 60 mesh. The wood natural resistance, within the pith-bark positions, for the studied species, is not correlated with the density and extractive content. However, among the woods, those with higher density and extractive content are more resistant. The woods with greater biological resistance to the termite Nasutitermes corniger (smaller mass loss, waste and survival time of insects) are Corymbia torelliana and Caesalpinia echinata and of less resistance is Casuarina equisetifolia.
???metadata.dc.language???: eng
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