Gallery A 6-metre tall mound of the grass-feeding subterranean termite Nasutitermes triodiae (the Spinifex Termite). Arrangement of plastic sheathing specimens and bait-wood in an above-ground exposure chamber targeting Mastotermes darwiniensis. Above-ground field trial targeting Coptotermes acinaciformis. Arrangement of timber samples in an above-ground flat panel trial against wood-destroying fungi. Above-ground weathering trial of timber decking samples. Damage to plastic sheathing on cable specimens after exposure to Mastotermes darwiniensis. Condition of test specimens after exposure to the brown rotting fungus Coniophora olivacea. Damage to plywood after exposure to the powder-post beetle Lyctus brunneus. Field testing plastic sheathing and cables against Australia’s most economically important termite species, Coptotermes acinaciformis. Laboratory testing of materials against termites.