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The AntsCanada GAN project is helping to spread invasive ants

Post: # 24997Post AntsVietnam
Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:23 am

This article is not my but I came across it at formiculture.com and I want to share it to you guys, especially Mickey Bustos.
Link to article: http://www.formiculture.com/topic/6197-the-AntsCanada-gan-project-is-helping-to-spread-invasive-ants/

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Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:56 pm

I read somewhere that the argentine ant is actually legal to transport. I'm really confused about it.
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Post: # 25487Post Martialis
Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:58 pm

I doubt that is true. I wouldn't believe anyone who told you that.
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Post: # 25489Post Jadeninja9
Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:07 pm

It was a .gov website. I'm trying to find it again.
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Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:49 pm

It's spreading it due to its ability to sell "unidentified" ants, without workers!
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Post: # 25511Post Jadeninja9
Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:47 pm

Martialis wrote:
Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:58 pm
I doubt that is true. I wouldn't believe anyone who told you that.
Turns out it's just California but still. Linepthema humile is listed as an insect which you don't need a permit to ship into or within California.
http://pi.cdfa.ca.gov/pqm/manual/pdf/111.pdf
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Post: # 25515Post Martialis
Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:00 pm

How strange. I wouldn't do it, though.
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Post: # 25524Post Batspiderfish
Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:51 pm

The Plant Protection Act prohibits live ants of any kind from being transported across state lines without authorization, even if they are not explicitly mentioned as problem species.
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Post: # 25529Post Jadeninja9
Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:17 pm

Batspiderfish wrote:
Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:51 pm
The Plant Protection Act prohibits live ants of any kind from being transported across state lines without authorization, even if they are not explicitly mentioned as problem species.
I guess California is the exception?
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Post: # 25872Post antscanada
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:19 pm

Hi guys,

Thanks for bringing this to our attention. Actually, this post was helpful for us. Because of it we have made some adjustments to our GAN Project, just to tighten things up and improve the quality 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 be more careful not to add queens without workers to the GAN Project.

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. We also have some cool changes coming up for GAN Farmers and those buying from them soon.

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