Stumps collect and retain moisture from rainfall making them a perfect breeding ground for a white ant central colony the root system is ideal for migration through there underground network of tunnels that can span out for a 200 metre diameter in search of timber to fuel there destructive appetite.
White Ant Queens lay eggs at a phenomenal rate up to 30,000 termite eggs every day pending there species of which there is 300 termite species in Australia with some nests having more than one Queen. White Ants swarm when there is high temperatures and high humidity in late spring – early summer. These Alates ( Reproductive Winged Termites ) swarm in there Thousands travelling between 50m – 100m from the main colony in search of a new suitable place to nest and start the next colony of destruction.
There are numerous articles on the internet regarding White Ants for further information.