Survivability of the Subterranean Termite Heterotermes aureus When Exposed to Different Temperatures and Relative Humidity

Persistent Link:
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Title:
Survivability of the Subterranean Termite Heterotermes aureus When Exposed to Different Temperatures and Relative Humidity
Author:
Weeks, Brian; Baker, Paul
Issue Date:
Oct-2006
Publisher:
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Journal:
Turfgrass, Landscape and Urban IPM Research Summary
Abstract:
Survivability of Heterotermes aureus (Snyder) was tested under varying temperature and relative humidity regimes in laboratory incubators over seven day periods. Initial tests showed that RH had a strong influence on H. aureus survival. Survival was significantly higher (P<.05) at 90% RH than 50% RH when held at a constant temperature of 29.4°C. Four temperatures were tested at a constant RH of 90%. Survival was highest at temperatures of 19.4°C (91.8%) and 21.1°C (97.3%). Survival was significantly lower for the higher ranger temperatures of 29.4°C (91.2%) and 32.2°C (69.2%).
Keywords:
Agriculture -- Arizona; Turfgrasses -- Arizona; Turf management -- Arizona; Plants, ornamental -- Arizona; Urban IPM -- Arizona
Series/Report no.:
Series P-148; AZ1421

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.titleSurvivability of the Subterranean Termite Heterotermes aureus When Exposed to Different Temperatures and Relative Humidityen_US
dc.contributor.authorWeeks, Brianen_US
dc.contributor.authorBaker, Paulen_US
dc.date.issued2006-10-
dc.publisherCollege of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)en_US
dc.identifier.journalTurfgrass, Landscape and Urban IPM Research Summaryen_US
dc.description.abstractSurvivability of Heterotermes aureus (Snyder) was tested under varying temperature and relative humidity regimes in laboratory incubators over seven day periods. Initial tests showed that RH had a strong influence on H. aureus survival. Survival was significantly higher (P<.05) at 90% RH than 50% RH when held at a constant temperature of 29.4°C. Four temperatures were tested at a constant RH of 90%. Survival was highest at temperatures of 19.4°C (91.8%) and 21.1°C (97.3%). Survival was significantly lower for the higher ranger temperatures of 29.4°C (91.2%) and 32.2°C (69.2%).en_US
dc.subjectAgriculture -- Arizonaen_US
dc.subjectTurfgrasses -- Arizonaen_US
dc.subjectTurf management -- Arizonaen_US
dc.subjectPlants, ornamental -- Arizonaen_US
dc.subjectUrban IPM -- Arizonaen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/216629-
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSeries P-148en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAZ1421en_US
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