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Hawaiian Test Sites

MTU Alae Termite Field Test Site




The MTU Alae Test Site is host to Coptotermes formosanus , or the Formosan Subterranean Termite.

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Climate and Soil Data

Termite Site
  • Location: Near Hilo, HI
  • Elevation: 31.8 m (105 ft)
  • Mean Annual Temperature (F/C): 74/23
  • Mean Annual Precipitation (in/cm): 127/322
  • Soil: Silty Clay Loam (Hilo Series)
  • Hazards: Coptotermes formosanus (Formosan subterranean termite)
See above ground testing for a detailed explanation of the termite exposure test method used.

MTU Mauna Kea Field Test Site

  • Location: Near Hilo, HI
  • Elevation: 151.5 m (500 ft)
  • Mean Annual Temperature (F/C): 74/23
  • Mean Annual Precipitation (in/cm): 127/322
  • Soil: Silty Clay Loam (Hilo Series)
  • Hazards: Wood Decay Fungi
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· Above ground testing performed at the MTU Mauna Kea Field Test Site
· Ground contact testing performed at the MTU Mauna Kea Field Test Site

MTU Mountain View Field Test Site

  • Location: Mountain View, HI (Near Hilo, HI)
  • Elevation: 513.6 m (1695 ft)
  • Mean Annual Temperature (F/C): 67.6/19.8
  • Mean Annual Precipitation (in/cm): 183.5/466
  • Soil: Silty Clay Loam (Ohia Series)
  • Hazards: Wood Decay Fungi
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· Above ground testing performed at the MTU Mountain View Field Test Site
· Ground contact testing performed at the MTU Mountain View Field Test Site


Hawaii Above Ground Testing



Above ground tests at our Hawaii field sites include:
Please see above ground testing for test details.


Hawaii Ground Contact Testing



Ground contact tests at our Hawaii field sites include:
Please see ground contact testing for test details.