The AntsCanada Global Ant Nursery Project™

Learn how to obtain ant colonies for your formicariums or sell your ant colonies locally in a legal and ecologically-friendly manner through the GAN Project.

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Re: The AntsCanada Global Ant Nursery Project™

Post: # 26043Post Serafine
Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:43 pm

Mikey has actually responded to the RIFA/GAN being chaotic in general issue. No idea why there isn't an announcement on the forum yet, maybe they need some time to prepare a good one.

This is awesome and the best possible reaction. I'm curious what the upcoming changes will be, hopefully they will make GAN more attractive and easier to use.
Hi guys,

Thanks for bringing all of this to my attention. Actually, this post was helpful for us at AntsCanada. Because of this, we have made some adjustments to our GAN Project, to tighten things up and improve the quality and work of the GAN Project.

Starting today we are not allowing the sale of Solenopsis invicta (RIFA) anywhere in USA. If people are not sure if they have Solenopsis invicta, we will have them post a photo on the forum to help with an ID of their queen before we put them up on the GAN Project listing.

We will also be more careful not to add queens without workers to the GAN Project, as this was our policy from the start.

From now on, as well, we will no longer allow the listing of Unidentified Queens. We will have applicants post photos of their ants in the forum ID Centre to at least get a genus name before we list them in the GAN Project.

Feedback like this is super helpful, so please continue to bring things like to our attention by emailing us at or emailing me directly . We also have some cool changes coming up for GAN Farmers and those buying from them soon.

Ant love forever, guys! :)

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Re: The AntsCanada Global Ant Nursery Project™

Post: # 28276Post xTNxANTMANx
Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:45 am

As you know, I completely agreed with you from the start! This makes me so happy, that Mikey especially, has been notified about this problem and has begun to resolve the situation. I was beginning to think it was a lost cause but Mikey, you truly do care about all your work and I know I for one take that to heart. This is why you have succeeded where others have failed. Thank you Serafine for your support and help with this as I live in Tennessee in the States and though I have a Solenopsis richteri queen, with her first 5 nanitics :D, I think they spread enough on their own as it is and it was a big problem. Not to mention the sale of unidentified species and even some without workers.....thanks to all who have helpd with the GAN project and may it continue to grow and become the place for all of us ant keepers to sell/buy ants and become friends. You guys at AntsCanada deserve to know this is very appreciated that you have taken the time to acknowledge and the time to fix what was wrong. Thank you dearly for listening and again to all who stood behind us who saw this and spoke up. And to you as well Serafine especially as you don't even live in the have made the GAN a better program from your caring nature of our ecosystems here in the US...much appreciation!!!
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