Laws on shipping ants USA Please Help!!!

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Ants500
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Laws on shipping ants USA Please Help!!!

Post: # 25981Post Ants500
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:14 pm

I am from the USA and I am getting an ant queen from a United Kingdom ant company and I heard that you can't ship reproductive ant queens between states, but can you ship them from other countries, really confused about this hoping someone can help!!! :D

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Re: Laws on shipping ants USA Please Help!!!

Post: # 25996Post Martialis
Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:35 pm

That's not true. Find local, don't buy internationally.
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Re: Laws on shipping ants USA Please Help!!!

Post: # 25997Post Jadeninja9
Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:51 pm

UK has different laws
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Re: Laws on shipping ants USA Please Help!!!

Post: # 26000Post Kibs76
Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:00 pm

Pretty sure it is a thing in the United States where you can't ship them between state lines because of the invasive species thing
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Ants500
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Re: Laws on shipping ants USA Please Help!!!

Post: # 26008Post Ants500
Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:15 pm

Okay thanks everyone! :)
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Re: Laws on shipping ants USA Please Help!!!

Post: # 26012Post Ants500
Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:28 pm

I'm not getting exotic ants though, in getting Lasius niger which is native to my area too but less common which is why I wanted to buy instead of catch!
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Re: Laws on shipping ants USA Please Help!!!

Post: # 26019Post Batspiderfish
Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:53 pm

Ants500 wrote:
Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:28 pm
I'm not getting exotic ants though, in getting Lasius niger which is native to my area too but less common which is why I wanted to buy instead of catch!
Lasius niger is not native to New York. There may be a species which resembles Lasius niger, but they are not actually the same. Without proper authorization, you would be breaking the law by attempting to import these ants, as written out in the Plant Protection Act, and it would also be breaking the rules of the forum.

We have several species of niger-group Lasius which are easy to mistaken for L. niger.
If you enjoy my expertise and identifications, please do not put wild populations at risk of disease by releasing pet colonies. We are responsible to give our pets the best care we can manage for the rest of their lives.

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Re: Laws on shipping ants USA Please Help!!!

Post: # 26020Post Ants500
Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:59 pm

Thank you for telling me phew!!!
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-4 groups of acorn ant queens (they're polygenous)
Super excited to start this amazing hobby :D

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