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- Cornelius, M. L.; Osbrink, W. L.
- Midsouth Entomologist 2015 v.8 pp. 1-9
- Coptotermes formosanus; aggregation behavior; attractants; burrowing; byproducts; carbohydrates; containers; decay fungi; entomologists; extracts; field experimentation; foraging; guaiacol; lignin; sand; sports drinks; subterranean termites; testing; vanillin; wood
- ... Wood rot fungi can cause directional tunneling, aggregation behavior and increased wood consumption by subterranean termites. Because vanillin and guaiacol are byproducts of lignin degradation, these chemicals were tested as potential attractants to Formosan subterranean termites, Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). In tunneling tests, termites tunneled faster in sand treat ...