Powder-Post Damage by Lyctus Beetles to Seasoned Hardwood

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"The sapwood of seasoned hardwood material of all kinds, both finished and unfinished, especially of hickory, ash, and oak, is often ruined by yellowish-white grubs from one-eighth to one-fifth inch in length which burrow through the solid wood in all directions and convert it into powder. These grubs are the young, or larvae, of small, slender, somewhat flattened, reddish-brown to nearly black beetles, known as powder-post beetles.... The object of this bulletin is to describe the methods which have been found effective in preventing these losses and to induce a more general adoption of them throughout the United States as ... continued below

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20 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

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Hopkins, A. D. & Snyder, Thomas Elliott, b. 1885 1917.

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"The sapwood of seasoned hardwood material of all kinds, both finished and unfinished, especially of hickory, ash, and oak, is often ruined by yellowish-white grubs from one-eighth to one-fifth inch in length which burrow through the solid wood in all directions and convert it into powder. These grubs are the young, or larvae, of small, slender, somewhat flattened, reddish-brown to nearly black beetles, known as powder-post beetles.... The object of this bulletin is to describe the methods which have been found effective in preventing these losses and to induce a more general adoption of them throughout the United States as well as to show the character and extent of the damage." -- title page

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20 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

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"January, 1917." -- title page

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Hopkins, A. D. & Snyder, Thomas Elliott, b. 1885. Powder-Post Damage by Lyctus Beetles to Seasoned Hardwood, pamphlet, 1917; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96429/: accessed October 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.