New BC ant lover curious about permits and rules

Questions from those who are just starting or considering getting into the ant keeping hobby. If you’re intimidated or confused by the in-depth posts of the other sections of this forum, feel free to post here, and we'll start from square one!

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AzarinEvil
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New BC ant lover curious about permits and rules

Post: # 50580Post AzarinEvil
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:51 pm

I am brand new to this, I've been trying to find laws and regulations for ants and bug catching.. the only ones I can find are for import of ants (72 species apparently legal to import), and the general list of CAS animals which contains zero insects and thus apparently even keeping the invasive myrmica rubra fire ants isn't illegal. I am curious if any other BC residents or Canadian residents in general might know what I am missing here.. or is my first impression right?

cheetawolf
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Re: New BC ant lover curious about permits and rules

Post: # 50582Post cheetawolf
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:01 pm

i live in bc, and i think its ok
yay for ants!

keeping
15x lasius niger/americanus

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1x tetramorium immigrans

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c. pennsylvanicus

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LearningAntz
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Re: New BC ant lover curious about permits and rules

Post: # 50593Post LearningAntz
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:06 am

AzarinEvil wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:51 pm
I am brand new to this, I've been trying to find laws and regulations for ants and bug catching.. the only ones I can find are for import of ants (72 species apparently legal to import), and the general list of CAS animals which contains zero insects and thus apparently even keeping the invasive myrmica rubra fire ants isn't illegal. I am curious if any other BC residents or Canadian residents in general might know what I am missing here.. or is my first impression right?
All queens you find you’ll be able to keep. You can even purchase queens from anywhere within Canada and get them shipped to you. Outside of Canada though, you’ll need a permit.

JoeHostile1
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Re: New BC ant lover curious about permits and rules

Post: # 50600Post JoeHostile1
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:13 am

Where did you find the list of the 72 species that don’t require a permit? Can you post a link please?
Keeping:
Tetramorium immigrans * Lasius Neoniger * Lasius Claviger * Messor Aciculatus * Myrmica Rubra * Camponotus Novaeboracensis * Camponotus Turkastanus * Pheidole Pallidula

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSfFtn6RegZ3F1NdS1g08NA

AzarinEvil
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Re: New BC ant lover curious about permits and rules

Post: # 50664Post AzarinEvil
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:34 pm

JoeHostile1 wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:13 am
Where did you find the list of the 72 species that don’t require a permit? Can you post a link please?


The 72 species do require a permit to import, but are shockingly legal to import
http://www.inspection.gc.ca/plants/plant-pests-invasive-species/directives/imports/d-12-02/appendix-1/eng/1433209372739/1433209373489#a15

The 72 I quoted are all of Section 5, might be few more under another section that I missed

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