Christensen, M.S. (1995) The durability of different fish cage materials and the pros and cons of cage rotation. Naga, the ICLARM Quarterly, 18(2), pp. 20-21.
The procedures described are standard methods used in the European Union to quantify wood quality. Samples used here were smaller than the standards laid down in the DIN system (12 x 12 x 16 cm) as Litsea is a small tree and planks of the required size are unobtainable. The use of quality sized samples means that the results presented here can be compared with each other but unfortunately not with data in the literature. Wood is dried first at ambient temperature in the shade to reduce moisture content to an even 11-12%. Part of the sample was then oven-dried to 0% moisture content and its specific density determined by weighing a subsample of 128 cm super(3) (4 x 4 x 8 cm). Strength of expansion of the wood is determined as the percentage by which the wood sample can be pulled apart parallel and vertical to the grain before it breaks. Compression and bending strengths and elasticity are measured by compressing, bending and pulling wood sample in a machine specially designedto determine the forces required.
|Item Type: ||Article|
|Title: ||The durability of different fish cage materials and the pros and cons of cage rotation|
|Personal Creator/Author: |
|Journal or Publication Title: ||Naga, the ICLARM Quarterly|
|Page Range: ||pp. 20-21|
|Issuing Agency: ||WorldFish Center|
|Uncontrolled Keywords: ||Cages; Gear construction; Gear materials; Cage culture|
|Item ID: ||9122|
|Depositing User: ||Mr William Ko|
|Date Deposited: ||26 Nov 2012 18:36|
|Last Modified: ||26 Nov 2012 18:36|
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