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This is a website for anyone interested in Myrmecology and all aspects of finding, keeping, and studying ants. The site and forum are free to use, and contain no ads for members. Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation points to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more. If you already have an account, login here - otherwise create an account for free today!

Forum Rules

1. Formiculture.com reserves the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason.

2. Only one personal account is allowed per user. An extra account used for a business or organization is okay.

3. No posting any messages that are obscene, indecent, profane, vulgar, sexually oriented, or violate any US laws.

4. No posting any spam messages, including excessive posting of messages that add little to no value to the topic of conversation.

5. No harassing or spamming other members/users of Formiculture.com, either through private messages or through email addresses given in confidence by other Formiculture.com users.

6. No posting any deliberately false or misleading information. This particular rule pertains to the chat room as well.

7. Post in legible, coherent English, without excessive use of emoticons, slang, chat acronyms, or instant messenger shorthand.

8. Buying, selling, or trading queen ants is not illegal in most places, including the US, however, what is illegal a lot of times, is shipping or transporting them. Here in the US it is illegal to ship or transport queen ants across state borders. The scientific community also strongly discourages this because of the harm that can be done to the local ecosystem. Because of this, making any arrangements to illegally ship or transport ants is strictly forbidden on Formiculture.com.

9. Any attempt to find or exploit a bug in the site code, "hack", or commission any sort of attack on the website will result in a permanent ban.