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Insects 2012, 3(2), 390-395; doi:10.3390/insects3020390
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Termite Resistance of Thermally-Modified Dendrocalamus asper (Schultes f.) Backer ex Heyne

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Received: 8 February 2012; in revised form: 15 March 2012 / Accepted: 16 March 2012 / Published: 27 March 2012
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Abstract: The effects of thermal modification on the resistance of Dendrocalamus asper against Microcerotermes losbañosensis were investigated after exposure to virgin coconut oil at 140–200 °C for 30–120 min. The results showed that heat treatment significantly improved bamboo’s resistance to termites based on mass losses and visual observations. The enhancement was highest at 200 °C. Prolonged treatment had a positive effect on the resistance at lower temperatures only.
Keywords: Dendrocalamus asper; virgin coconut oil; oil heat treatment; Microcerotermes losbañosensis Dendrocalamus asper; virgin coconut oil; oil heat treatment; Microcerotermes losbañosensis
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MDPI and ACS Style

Manalo, R.D.; Garcia, C.M. Termite Resistance of Thermally-Modified Dendrocalamus asper (Schultes f.) Backer ex Heyne. Insects 2012, 3, 390-395.

AMA Style

Manalo RD, Garcia CM. Termite Resistance of Thermally-Modified Dendrocalamus asper (Schultes f.) Backer ex Heyne. Insects. 2012; 3(2):390-395.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Manalo, Ronniel D.; Garcia, Carlos M. 2012. "Termite Resistance of Thermally-Modified Dendrocalamus asper (Schultes f.) Backer ex Heyne." Insects 3, no. 2: 390-395.

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