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RECORD NUMBER: 9 OF 12
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Predator-Prey (Vole-Cricket) Interactions: The Effects of Wood Preservatives.|
|Author||Gillett, J. W. ; Gile, J. D. ; Russell, L. K. ;|
|CORP Author||Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR. ;Northrop Services, Inc., Corvallis, OR.|
|Additional Subjects||Crickets ; Wood preservatives ; Losses ; Creosote ; Dieldrin ; Pine wood ; Toluene ; Phenols ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Chlorine aromatic compounds ; Tin organic compounds ; Reprints ; Acheta domestica ; Predation ; Phenol/pentachloro ; Distannoxane/hexabutyl|
The rate of loss of crickets (Acheta domestica), with and without the presence of an adventitious predator, the gray-tailed vole (Microtus canicaudus), has been studied in Terrestrial Microcosm Chambers (TMC-II) treated with pine stakes impregnated with creosote, bis(tri-n-butyltin) oxide (TBTO), dieldrin (HEOD), pentachlorophenol (PCP) or a toluene solvent control. The first-order rate of cricket loss (-k) increased only for HEOD, to a maximum at 33 d post-treatment, with oscillations of about a 16-d period. This result infers a 'cricket-available' compartment of HEOD and/or metabolites with concentrations that must be greater than those measured in air, soil, water or plants and other biota.