RESISTANCE TO THE ATTACK OF DRY-WOOD TERMITES (Cryptotermes brevis) OF SIX WOOD SPECIES

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Fabrício Gomes Gonçalves ; José Tarcísio da Silva Oliveira (2006)
  • Publisher: Universidade Federal de Lavras
  • Journal: Cerne (issn: 0104-7760)
  • Subject: Dry-wood termite | Cryptotermes brevis | commercials woods. | Forestry | SD1-669.5

The dry wood termites are one of the largest causes of damages in wood used in Brazil. This work analyzed the attackof the Cryptotermes brevis in six commercials wood species in the north of the Rio de Janeiro and south of the Espírito Santo. The testobserved the number of holes, the percentage of died individuals and the damage of the pieces. When compared to the Pinus sp(reference), the species with less susceptibility to the attack were Cedrela fissilis, Cariocar brasiliense and Goupia glabra, that alsopresented the largest percentages of mortality of termites. The Schizolobium parahyba, Toona ciliata and the Tachigalia myrmecophyllawere the species with the highest level of damage.
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