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The rat poisons, sodium fluoroacetate (1080) and "Castrix"

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McDougall, W.A. (1949) The rat poisons, sodium fluoroacetate (1080) and "Castrix". Queensland Journal of Agricultural Science, 6 (1). pp. 54-60.



The rat poisons sodium fluoroacetate ("1080") and "Castrix" were tested against Rattus conatus and Melomys littoralis in cages, and against R. conatus in settled field populations. There are strong indications that the general use of "Castrix" would be more dangerous than that of sodium fluoroacetate. Though highly toxic, neither of these two new rat poisons can replace yellow phosphorus in bread snap baits.

Item Type:Article
Corporate Creators:Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland
Subjects:Plant culture > Field crops > Sugar plants
Plant pests and diseases > Pest control and treatment of diseases. Plant protection > Pesticides
Live Archive:10 Jun 2024 01:39
Last Modified:10 Jun 2024 01:49

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