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AntsRule
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Insect Collecting?

Post: # 15468Post AntsRule
Sat Dec 17, 2016 7:38 am

I recently heard of the hobby of insect collecting. I have not started the hobby. The hobby involves freezing insects and mounting them and then going on to ID them. I am wondering how everyone feels about the topic of killing them, do you think it is humane. Thanks! :D
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Re: Insect Collecting?

Post: # 17566Post idahoantgirl
Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:09 am

AntsRule wrote:
Sat Dec 17, 2016 7:38 am
I recently heard of the hobby of insect collecting. I have not started the hobby. The hobby involves freezing insects and mounting them and then going on to ID them. I am wondering how everyone feels about the topic of killing them, do you think it is humane. Thanks! :D
Look, I am an ant keeper and i love my little ants, but the fact is that they are just bugs! Jesus created them so that we would enjoy them whether that be keeping, (in some countries eating) or displaying them. I think displays are interesting and a good way to learn. I would recomend killing them quickly though.
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yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

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Re: Insect Collecting?

Post: # 17628Post Serafine
Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:56 pm

IDing them before you pin them might be a good idea. There are certain insects that are protected by law and if you're in Germany and nail a Formica rufa worker to your collection you might get into serious trouble.
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Re: Insect Collecting?

Post: # 17643Post idahoantgirl
Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:58 am

Serafine wrote:
Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:56 pm
IDing them before you pin them might be a good idea. There are certain insects that are protected by law and if you're in Germany and nail a Formica rufa worker to your collection you might get into serious trouble.
agreed.
Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Lasius Neoniger

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Re: Insect Collecting?

Post: # 30305Post AntsRule
Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:39 pm

Thanks for your input :D
With all the things ants can do, you wonder, who rules the planet :?

Keeper of:
Solenopsis molesta
Aphaenogaster sp.
Crematogaster sp.
Brachymyrmex depilis
Tertamorium sp. E
Pheidole sp.
Lasius neoniger

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