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Landscape Stump Removal

Using ants to remove stumps
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Since ants are overly interested in my wastebasket I WILL JUST PUT THE wastebasket on top of the stump and the ants will eat the stump.

Supposed to work with hogs with corn place under stump roots or goats or deer and a salt lick. (they eat stump to get the salt)

I got no hogs or goats or deer, just ants. Might take a while.

How to remove a stump? Sigh.

Dec 4 2013

Hit stump with a large hammer today out of frustration not expecting anything much to happen. Stump shattered like it was made of pottery. The termites and rot had been at work underneath. only the heart wood core is still intact. Was tempted to drop a match. Appeared solid

popbottle, Dec 03 2013

burnng stump http://www.youtube....watch?v=t4bwU7JVPjs
How to burn a stump. [popbottle, Dec 03 2013]

sawzall http://www.milwauke...es=saws+and+cutters
Sawzall [popbottle, Dec 03 2013]

waterknife tm waterjet http://www.flowwaterjet.com/
Maker of waterknife [popbottle, Dec 03 2013]


       // the ants will eat the stump. //   

       No, the ants will climb up the stump to get to the wastebasket. What you want here are termites, who will eat the stump with or without the wastebasket.
Alterother, Dec 03 2013

       If you're in need of advice, the ultimate area-denial weapon against ants is non-lithium axle grease (the dark red Texaco brand seems to work best for me). A 1/4" bead surrounding the base of the wastebasket will keep them out.   

       For removing stumps, try a tractor, bulldozer, excavator, etc. If none of those are available try a shovel and a sawzall.
Alterother, Dec 03 2013

       always wanted to have a go with a water knife to remove earth.
FlyingToaster, Dec 03 2013

       What about that stuff people use to make rocket fuel? Potassium nitrate?
bungston, Dec 03 2013

       Ammonium Perchlorate, perhaps? That would do the job.
Alterother, Dec 03 2013

       Most effective method:   

       1. Drape a large Union Flag over the stump.   

       2. Run away VERY FAST, duck and cover.   

       3. Wait (won't be long) for the USAF to blast the stump and its surroundings out of existence.   

       // Ammonium Perchlorate //   

       ... and microcrystalline magnesuim powder, MUHWHAHAHAH ! AHAHAHAHAH ! YOU FOOLS ! WE'LL KILL YOU ALL ! ALL ! HAHAHAHAH, AHAHAHAHA !   


       <wipes spittle from shirt>   

8th of 7, Dec 03 2013

       //        Union Flag //   

       I assume you refer to what I know as the Union Jack? Get over it already. Friendly fire is part of war, especially if you invite Americans. You all know going in how much we love to throw our ordnance around.
Alterother, Dec 03 2013

       Take a backpack, fill it with fertilizer, couple of wires and an alarm clock. Place it on the stump. Tell the local rozzers there were some suspicious bearded types near it... saying something about "practice run". The whole thing will be gone in no time.
bs0u0155, Dec 03 2013

       ^ umm, but if you're going to do all that, then why not save yourself a phone call ?
FlyingToaster, Dec 03 2013

       Well, presumably it's all dried out by, so drilling holes in it and pouring in nitric acid should render some of it into gun-cotton.
not_morrison_rm, Dec 03 2013

       //umm, but if you're going to do all that, then why not save yourself a phone call//   

       Because if you actually want to make it go bang, you have to source a fertilizer with a high enough percentage/do a bit of purifying, then there's a det, and tedious wiring. And you can get in trouble. Much easier to put some low percentage fertilizer in a bag with some wires and an alarm clock, no laws broken there, but should be enough to fool one of those sniffing robots.
bs0u0155, Dec 03 2013

       Ok, here's what ya do.
Go get yourself busted doing something fun, (might as well have fun if your going to go to the trouble). When you are given one phone don't call your lawyer, call your significant other /room-mate /landlord..., whoever is home, and warn them that they need to get rid of you-know-what under the stump in case they get a warrant.

       No more stump.   


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