This study was conducted to determine the effect of soil compaction on the total tunnel network formation by subterranean termites (Reticulitermes flavipes). The study evaluated the primary tunnel (PT) and secondary tunnel (ST) number and tunnel diameters. In addition, ST angles and the distance of the total tunnel network were measured. These results suggest that when soil is compacted to different soil densities, the termite tunnel network changes.
Species 1: Isoptera Rhinotermitidae Reticulitermes flavipes (Eastern Subterranean Termite)
Keywords: tunneling, soil compaction
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