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I'm a little confused about laws on shipping queens across state lines...


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#61 Offline AntsMaryland - Posted February 12 2018 - 4:10 PM

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You are allowed to ship ants WITHIN state borders. You need an APHIS permit to ship queens across state lines.

 

https://www.aphis.us...sources/permits

 

It is not very hard to get a permit if the species exists in your area and the state you're getting it from. Fill the application out and email them. Sometimes you can get lucky and the person responding is an ant lover and gets it done very fast (what happened to me).

Also, I wouldn't break the law because these forums are monitored by the USDA. Why take the risk when you can obtain them legally? 

Good Luck!

 

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#62 Online gcsnelling - Posted February 12 2018 - 6:21 PM

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Depending on the counties within the state it may indeed be illegal to ship across county lines.



#63 Offline Miles - Posted February 12 2018 - 9:14 PM

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Depending on the counties within the state it may indeed be illegal to ship across county lines.

This is especially true with known invasives, such as Solenopsis invicta (RIFA).


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#64 Online T.C. - Posted February 12 2018 - 9:16 PM

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Depending on the counties within the state it may indeed be illegal to ship across county lines.


Pretty sure that's the case in California. Unlike here in Wisconsin, you can ship within it.

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#65 Offline Jadeninja9 - Posted February 13 2018 - 12:34 AM

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Depending on the counties within the state it may indeed be illegal to ship across county lines.


Pretty sure that's the case in California. Unlike here in Wisconsin, you can ship within it.

 

The people who made the law are so out of touch with the environment that the only species they allow to ship WITHIN California w/o a permit, is of course, Linepethima humile. It makes so much sense amirite. 


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#66 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted February 13 2018 - 8:06 AM

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So you can't ship ants in CA??

#67 Online T.C. - Posted February 13 2018 - 8:38 AM

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Depending on the counties within the state it may indeed be illegal to ship across county lines.


Pretty sure that's the case in California. Unlike here in Wisconsin, you can ship within it.

 

The people who made the law are so out of touch with the environment that the only species they allow to ship WITHIN California w/o a permit, is of course, Linepethima humile. It makes so much sense amirite. 

 

  Linepithema humile*    And where do you get this information?


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#68 Offline Jadeninja9 - Posted February 13 2018 - 7:09 PM

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Depending on the counties within the state it may indeed be illegal to ship across county lines.


Pretty sure that's the case in California. Unlike here in Wisconsin, you can ship within it.

 

The people who made the law are so out of touch with the environment that the only species they allow to ship WITHIN California w/o a permit, is of course, Linepethima humile. It makes so much sense amirite. 

 

  Linepithema humile*    And where do you get this information?

 

http://pi.cdfa.ca.go...ual/pdf/111.pdf

Here ya go. Actually it's Linepithema humile and Pogonomyrmex californicus. It's so dumb.


Edited by Jadeninja9, February 13 2018 - 7:11 PM.

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