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The Effectiveness of Three Preservatives and the Relative Resistance of Ten Malaysian H:ardwoods against the Subterranean Termite, Coptoterm1es curvignathus (Holm.).

Sajap, Ahmad Said and Mohamad, Rosli and Abu Samah, Abd Rahim (1982) The Effectiveness of Three Preservatives and the Relative Resistance of Ten Malaysian H:ardwoods against the Subterranean Termite, Coptoterm1es curvignathus (Holm.). Pertanika, 5 (2). pp. 219-223.

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Effectiveness of three preservatives and relative resistance of ten species of hardwoods were tested against the subterranean termite, Coptotermes curvignathus (Holm.), in laboratory bioassay. All three preservatives evaluated significantly increased wood resistance to attack. Copper-chrome-arsenic (CCA) was more effective than either sodium pentachlorophenol (Na PCP) or sodium tribromophenol (Na TBP). The bioassay indicated that the heavy hardwoods, Chengal and Resak were the least susceptible woods with a wood mass loss less than one per cent. The light hardwoods, Light red meranti, Jelutong andDamar minyak, were the most susceptible wood with a wood mass loss exceeding ten per cent.

Item Type:Article
Keyword:Copper-chrome-arsenic, sodium pentachlorophenol, sodium tribomophenol, subterranean termite (Coptotermes curvignathus (Holm.))
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Forestry
ID Code:2198
Deposited By: Nur Izyan Mohd Zaki
Deposited On:11 Nov 2009 14:27
Last Modified:27 May 2013 14:59

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