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dc.contributor.advisorSchultz, Tor
dc.contributor.authorLittle, Nathan
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-07T15:29:04Z
dc.date.available2019-10-07T15:29:04Z
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11668/16194
dc.description.abstractThis study investigates modifications to AWPA Standard E18-06 to develop an above-ground field test for subterranean termites native to the eastern United States. AWPA Standard E18-06 was modified in two stages to progressively increase optimum conditions for subterranean termite feeding. Modification II, which incorporated the use of house bricks and feeder strips with a solid ventilated cover, had an increase in termite attack with less variation between tests. This study also investigates the effects of adding antioxidants, both natural and synthetic, and analogues which lack antioxidant properties, to test wood blocks on feeding by Reticulitermes flavipes Kollar using AWPA Standard E1-09. Antioxidants had feeding deterrence and mortality properties to R. flavipes. Conversely, the non-antioxidant analogues, with the exception of the heterocyclic flavanone, had little effect on R. flavipes. It is concluded that R. flavipes instinctively avoids wood which contains high levels of antioxidants, such as heartwood with phenolic extractives.en_US
dc.subjectsubterranean termitesen_US
dc.subjectantioxidantsen_US
dc.subjectbenignen_US
dc.subjectextractivesen_US
dc.subjectTermites.en_US
dc.subjectTermites--Control.en_US
dc.subjectHardwoods--Disease and pest resistance.en_US
dc.subjectWood--Preservation.en_US
dc.titleLaboratory and field studies on subterranean termites native to the eastern United Statesen_US
dc.typeGraduate Thesisen_US
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Forest Products.en_US
dc.publisher.collegeCollege of Forest Resourcesen_US
dc.date.authorbirth1978
dc.subject.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
dc.subject.majorForest Productsen_US
dc.contributor.committeeNicholas, Darrel
dc.contributor.committeeDuBien, Janice
dc.contributor.committeeAmburgey, Terry
dc.date.defense2010
dc.date.graduation2010


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