dry-wood termite

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Noun1.dry-wood termite - any of various termites that live in and feed on dry wood that is not connected with the soil
termite, white ant - whitish soft-bodied ant-like social insect that feeds on wood
Cryptotermes brevis, powder-post termite - extremely destructive dry-wood termite of warm regions
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Evaluation of the temperature and relative humidity preferences of the western dry-wood termite Incisitermes minor (Hagen) using acoustic emission (AE) monitoring.
Feeding responses of the western dry-wood termite Incisitermes minor (Hagan) (Isoptera: Kalotermitidae) against ten commercial timbers.
Laboratory tests report both high and low resistance to brown and white rot fungi; also variously reported to be very susceptible to dry-wood termite attack; and also vulnerable to powder-post beetle attack." The USDA compares properties it to mahogany in weathering properties and consider it suitable for all types of construction "where durability is not a factor."
Comparison of the behavioral and physiological responses to humidity of five species of dry-wood termites, Cryptotermes species.
Hence, there are few studies about the resistance of thermally modified wood to termites attack (MBURU et al., 2007; MOMOHARA et al., 2003), and least have involved dry-wood termites (PESSOA et al., 2006).
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Dry-wood termites may swarm into building developments before they are even completed.