Tuesday, December 12, 2006 - 11:17 AM

Fipronil transfer at colony level against eastern subterranean termite (Reticulitermes flavipes)

Xing Ping Hu, xhu@aces.edu and Dunlun Song, songdun@auburn.edu. Auburn University, Deptartment of Entomology, 203 Extension Hall, Auburn, AL

A model was developed to evaluate termite-fipronil interactions and dynamic behavioral interactions between termites at colony level under the closest simulated natural habitat conditions, using functional colonies and infrared videotaping technology. Fipronil residue in different castes collected from various post-treatment period were analyzed.

Species 1: Isoptera Rhinotermitidae Reticulitermes flavipes (eastern subterranean termite)