The effect of certain fillers on the development of Merulius lacrymans and Coniophora cerebella in the timber of buildings

Vanin, S.I.; Vladimirska, N.N.; Anonymous; Anonymous

Bulletin Leningrad Inst Control Farm and Forest Pests 3 : 39-43


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Expts. showed that fillers having high moisture capacity and affording nutrient media are the most favorable for the development of fungi. The development of Merulius lacrymans is favored by the use of earth, clay, and sand as fillers more than by slag and building refuse, whereas gravel was quite unfavorable. Opt. conditions for the penetration of mycelia into the fillers prevail when the humidity of the surrounding air is about 100%.