Accession Number:

AD0655283

Title:

CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF TAN-O-QUIL-QM TREATED WATERFOWL FEATHERS

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY NATICK LABS MA APPLIED ENTOMOLOGY GROUP

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

Prior to being utilized for military purposes, feathers from Government stockpiles are treated with the Tan-O-Quil-QM process which curls the feather quill see PB-181 455, PB-181 456. The chemical and biological aspects of the compatibility of this treatment with the DDT applied to the feathers for mothproofing purposes were investigated. The results show that 1 Tan-O- Quil-QM-treated feathers are susceptible to attack by black carpet beetle larvae 2 DDT-treated feathers which were washed prior to treatment with Tan- O-Quil-QM, retained sufficient DDT 0.21 to protect the feathers from attack by black carpet beetle larvae 3 there were no chemical, physical or biological effects of the Tan-O-Quil-QM process on DDT.

Subject Categories:

  • Miscellaneous Materials

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE