Mason, Texas- August 7, 7 mm

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Antsforlife
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Mason, Texas- August 7, 7 mm

Post: # 28440Post Antsforlife
Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:45 pm

I'm about 90% sure this is rifa but I just wanted to make sure
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Proud keeper of my ant family lol Pogonomyrmex barbarus, Crematogaster spp., Camponotus sp., Camponotus hyatti, Camponotus Discolor, Solenopsis invicta, Lasius sp., Pharoh (Monomorium pharaonis), and a lot of other unidentified queens

Nj6000
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Re: Mason, Texas- August 7, 7 mm

Post: # 28455Post Nj6000
Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:58 pm

Antsforlife wrote:
Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:45 pm
I'm about 90% sure this is rifa but I just wanted to make sure
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Ant #35
Your right . They just had nuptial flight .

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Phoenix
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Re: ID Request

Post: # 28499Post Phoenix
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:09 pm

Solenopsis Invicta.
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Nj6000
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Re: Mason, Texas- August 7, 7 mm

Post: # 28516Post Nj6000
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:01 am

Rifa is solenopsis invicta right ?

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Re: ID Request

Post: # 28534Post Phoenix
Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:30 am

Nj6000 wrote:
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:01 am
Rifa is solenopsis invicta right ?
Basically Speaking, Yes.
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Re: ID Request

Post: # 28559Post Proverbs66
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:11 pm

Phoenix wrote:
Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:30 am
Nj6000 wrote:
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:01 am
Rifa is solenopsis invicta right ?
Basically Speaking, Yes.
Is there anything wrong with selling rifa in the GAN project?
Let us remember that even though ants are wonderful creatures, even more magnificent is their creator 😌

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Re: ID Request

Post: # 28597Post Phoenix
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:44 am

Can't Sell Them Anymore Via GAN Project.
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Antsforlife
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Re: Mason, Texas- August 7, 7 mm

Post: # 28666Post Antsforlife
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:54 pm

Wait what? I see people selling them on there and if it isn't allowed what about Solenopsis geminata?
Proud keeper of my ant family lol Pogonomyrmex barbarus, Crematogaster spp., Camponotus sp., Camponotus hyatti, Camponotus Discolor, Solenopsis invicta, Lasius sp., Pharoh (Monomorium pharaonis), and a lot of other unidentified queens

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Re: Mason, Texas- August 7, 7 mm

Post: # 29820Post Proverbs66
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:14 pm

Phoenix wrote:
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:44 am
Can't Sell Them Anymore Via GAN Project.
WHY not they have already invaded in certain states and taking them and putting them in a test tube isn't going 2 make them spread any farther is there a legit reason? :|
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Re: Mason, Texas- August 7, 7 mm

Post: # 29823Post Martialis
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:42 pm

it is illegal. Thanks to Serafine for pointing this out.
http://www.formiculture.com/topic/6197-the-AntsCanada-gan-project-is-helping-to-spread-invasive-ants/#entry66511

Selling either inside or outside the quarantine zone is illegal.

I'm pretty sure this ban goes for Linepithema humile, Pheidole megacephala, and many other invasive ants as well.

Not to mention it breaks GAN guidelines:

9) Never sell ants that are not native to his/her area
Keeper of

Formica sp.

Tetramorium caespitum

Camponotus chromaiodes

Selliing:

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