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Sep. 13th, 2010 @ 07:20 am Dead Ants!
The diluted spray seems to have taken a day and a half but there are just traces left of the colony and a quart of the full concentrate took out a nest over night probably cause it got to soak into the nest not just get applied to the surface.

Worse comes to worse people could soak an ash tray full of butts in a gallon of water for a day strain out the butts and pour it on a mound which would be cheaper than fire ant killer and you don't have to do it right before a rain or sit there and water the stuff in.

This stuff is highly toxic though, a teasoon could kill a child says my google searches, lots of variations already online of doing this and most recommend NOT putting it on vegatable's especially other members of the Nightshade family like Tomatoes and Potatoes that rhymes but is extremely effective against mites.

It's also very absorbably through the skin so wear gloves and wash your self right away with lots of soap even if you're sure you didn't get any on you.

Black flag had a product out based on Nicotine but they had it was so concentrated they pulled it a few years ago i think, maybe longer like 1998 I'm still researching.

I've been thinking of putting the concentrate into a big can of saw dust and letting it get absorbed then drying it in a safe spot so It could be sprinkled on nests and maybe carried inside if I find something to add to make it tasty like corn syrup or something.

I fight the ants as soon as I see them so I actually have a limited source to test on but my farm is bound to have some big nests and maybe if I stomp around enough I can find a yellow jacket nest to try.

Stop ten feet from one of those nests and they go bonkers and you get stung fifty time and the nests are deep and big so and now that I am thinking of it I stirred some up on the neighbors lots across the street when I took down four big oaks that were dying and in danger of falling on his detached garage or his cars so I'll make sure the coupe stays inside and take my leaf blower hunting for the nest and try that next.

Chemistry is fun even if you don't get a Big Bang Theory out of your endevours!

Banned Golden Book
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Date:September 13th, 2010 05:01 pm (UTC)
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i want that book!
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Date:September 13th, 2010 05:19 pm (UTC)

LOL Not a Chance!

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Tere are only about 180 copies left in libraries since they pulled it the next year for being too "Instructive" for kids...
Date:September 13th, 2010 05:22 pm (UTC)

Re: LOL Not a Chance!

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we had a book like that in the library when I was in Jr. Hi. My friend and I made all kinds of explosive stuff. Nowadays, that would land you in jail.
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Date:September 27th, 2010 12:29 pm (UTC)

I Bet I know the One...

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Something about an apprentice...