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

Post: # 37316Post NYAnts11
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:25 pm

Roger that, Thanks.
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Re: Laws on shipping ants USA Please Help!!!

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Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:19 pm

Lasius flavus is native to a lot of U.S. states, yet I am not saying that it is right to order even a native species.
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Re: Laws on shipping ants USA Please Help!!!

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Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:31 pm

AntsDakota wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:19 pm
Lasius flavus is native to a lot of U.S. states, yet I am not saying that it is right to order even a native species.
There are actually no Lasius flavus in North America. Ours turned out to be a new species, Lasius brevicornis. Hopefully this adds to the point that it is irrelevant whether or not a buyer thinks an ant is native.
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Re: Laws on shipping ants USA Please Help!!!

Post: # 45511Post AntsDakota
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:51 pm

Batspiderfish wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:31 pm
AntsDakota wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:19 pm
Lasius flavus is native to a lot of U.S. states, yet I am not saying that it is right to order even a native species.
There are actually no Lasius flavus in North America. Ours turned out to be a new species, Lasius brevicornis. Hopefully this adds to the point that it is irrelevant whether or not a buyer thinks an ant is native.
Now I'm starting to wonder whether Europe and North America have any species in common.
"God made every kind of wild beasts and every kind of livestock and every kind of creeping things;" (including ants) "and God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:25

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

Post: # 45554Post Martialis
Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:28 am

AntsDakota wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:51 pm
Batspiderfish wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:31 pm
AntsDakota wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:19 pm
Lasius flavus is native to a lot of U.S. states, yet I am not saying that it is right to order even a native species.
There are actually no Lasius flavus in North America. Ours turned out to be a new species, Lasius brevicornis. Hopefully this adds to the point that it is irrelevant whether or not a buyer thinks an ant is native.
Now I'm starting to wonder whether Europe and North America have any species in common.
Only the introduced ones from there.
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Re: Laws on shipping ants USA Please Help!!!

Post: # 45588Post AntsDakota
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:49 pm

I now won't be surprised if taxonomists declare that the European and North American Formica fusca and Camponotus herculeanus are two different species.
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Re: Laws on shipping ants USA Please Help!!!

Post: # 75846Post Alaydia
Sat Mar 13, 2021 12:16 pm

As far as I have seen, the only type of ant that can be legally shipped over state lines is one species of harvester ant, pogonomyrmex occidentialis. That is why the GAN farmers are set up by state. The last thing we need is another gypsy moth plague. If you buy, buy local, but you're better off catching and raising your own queens.
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