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PurpleYote
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Research For College

Post: # 62795Post PurpleYote
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:51 am

Hello PurpleYote here, I am curious why a place such as a college cannot receive or have colonies of exotic ants or even ants from another state I would like some help and maybe someone could point me in the direction of who I must talk to, to help me help others by studying these fantastic creatures.

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CabboAntsGuy
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Post: # 62822Post CabboAntsGuy
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:12 am

You have come to the perfect place! Ok, you may not know, but you just wondered into one of the most heated ant debates ever. Some people go for exotic ants because they say their native ants aren't that interesting. Some go against exotic ants because if they manage to escape, they could destroy the environment around you. I personally go for native ants.

So your college is probably doing the right thing. Also bringing in invasive ants, could kill the ants!

Here is a video to explain it more.[youtube]https://youtu.be/yzyPnIPcf64[/youtube]

if you are looking to get into the hobby and catch your first queen, or get your first colony, any of the AntsCanada videos would be helpful.

As far as someone to talk to. Anyone here on the AC forum would be good.
Keep:
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2 formica subsericea
The Camponotus Crew! https://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=15267
Need help or want to help? https://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=18153#p70566

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antnest8
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Re: Research For College

Post: # 62878Post antnest8
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:40 pm

It is a heated debate, but in the u.s. you can't import ant queens. But I am pretty sure there are licences that can be obtained to keep exotic ants. I would think collages could obtain these licences because of research.

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antnest8
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Re: Research For College

Post: # 62879Post antnest8
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:44 pm

I just googled how-to get a permit and this came up. Maybe this can help. https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/planthealth/import-information/permits/regulated-organism-and-soil-permits/insects-and-mites/CT_Insects

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arthurnottheking
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Re: Research For College

Post: # 65561Post arthurnottheking
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:05 am

antnest8 wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:44 pm
I just googled how-to get a permit and this came up. Maybe this can help. https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/planthealth/import-information/permits/regulated-organism-and-soil-permits/insects-and-mites/CT_Insects
Hello,

Thanks for the reference. I was shocked that the permit is also required for drosophila flies. What about similar laws in Canada for Canadian colleges?
An interesting read: "Carbonear college prof brings the heat with fire ant research" - https://www.thetelegram.com/news/carbonear-college-prof-brings-the-heat-with-fire-ant-research-180877/

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Antsanyone
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Re: Research For College

Post: # 66867Post Antsanyone
Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:25 pm

As a huge fan of certain exotic ant species, and a hopeful myrmecologist, I was very happy to discover that there is a permit you can apply for to import ants (and there's a lot of caveats before they'll give you said permit). One day, I hope to do some research on RIFA to see how we can control the spread of the invasive pest ants.
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Current colonies:
Campnotus sp.
Dream ants:
Carebara castanea, Cephalotes, Atta texana
Calyptomyrmex, Discothyrea mixta, Melissotarsus spp.
Proatta, Rhytidoponera aspersa, Gigantiops ... actually, most ants.

alexjohnson10
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Re: Research For College

Post: # 69971Post alexjohnson10
Fri May 15, 2020 2:44 pm

Hello, I would like to add my point of view here. As for me, this is a great initiative to place these ants at a college where they can be learned.
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