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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2013 | Volume: 16 | Issue: 21 | Page No.: 1415-1418
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2013.1415.1418
 
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Response of Coptotermes curvignathus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) to Formaldehyde Catcher-treated Particleboard

S.H. Lee, P.S. H`ng, T.L. Peng and W.C. Lum

Abstract:
The objective of this study is to investigate the feasibility of formaldehyde catcher as termites repellent. Single-layered UF-bonded particleboard was post-treated with formaldehyde catcher and heat respectively. Besides that, some boards were also produced with the formaldehyde catcher was added into the resin during the blending process, called add-in method. Particleboard post-treated with formaldehyde catcher reported the most severe attack. Heat-treated particleboard showed slightly better durability than the control blocks while the add-in catcher showed the best durability among three methods. A valid test was obtained as the termites survived the first week of the test. However, all the termites were found dead at the end of the test.
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How to cite this article:

S.H. Lee, P.S. H`ng, T.L. Peng and W.C. Lum, 2013. Response of Coptotermes curvignathus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) to Formaldehyde Catcher-treated Particleboard. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 16: 1415-1418.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2013.1415.1418

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjbs.2013.1415.1418

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