oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - A New Laboratory Method For Observing Cryptotermes brevis, Walker
|Article Title||A New Laboratory Method For Observing Cryptotermes brevis, Walker|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Journal||Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Division of Entomology, Pretoria|
|Publication Date||Dec 1954|
|Pages||219 - 221|
|Keyword(s)||Cryptotermes brevis, Glass plates, Illustration, Mortality counts, Perspex plates, Sulphuric acid, Toxicity tests and Wood test block|
A few years ago laboratory experiments with Cryptotermes brevis were commenced in Port Elizaheth to study the reactions of the insect to several different species of wood and also to wood kept under certain atmospheric conditions. In addition toxicity tests of wood treated with preservatives were undertaken. The technique which was employed originally was very similar to that descriptionbed hy Kofoid and Bowe but was discarded in favour of Wolcott's. A third method based on that descriptionbed by Kalshoven was also followed. This method is thought to he a new one and is descriptionbed below.
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