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#1 Offline Major - Posted July 22 2018 - 1:15 PM


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So I was considering becoming a GAN (Global Ant Nursery) Farmer. If you don't know what this is, it's a way to sell ants. When I go to the Ants Canada site to sign up, I fill out all the forms and what not. Then I see this.

Proof of Identification/Address.
I really don't want to give them a pic of a drivers license, as I feel that is too much private information. Is there another way to do this? A letter that states my name and address?

Thanks in advance.
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1 Tapinoma Sessile

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1 Myrmica sp.

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#2 Offline Zeiss - Posted July 22 2018 - 2:35 PM


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Just take a picture of some mail you got.  They want to make sure you are actually from where you are selling.

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#3 Offline gcsnelling - Posted July 22 2018 - 3:44 PM



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You should also be able to copy your license and black out the number, but like you I would not be willing to give them that much personal information.

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#4 Offline OhioAnts - Posted July 23 2018 - 5:51 AM



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When I sold a few colonies I send a photo of my Drivers Licence with all the important information blacked out. Only gave address, name, and State. 

Current Colonies:

Camponotus Noveboracensis: ~100 Workers

Camponotus Noveboracensis: ~80 Workers

Camponotus Noveboracensis: ~60 Workers

Camponotus Noveboracensis: 5 Workers

Camponotus Pennsylvanicus: ~40 Workers

Camponotus Pennsylvanicus: 10 Workers

Camponotus Pennsylvanicus: 5 Workers

Formica Fusca: 10 Workers

Formica Fusca: 4 Workers

Prenolepis Imparis: 2Q - 10 Workers

Aphaenogaster Picea: 6Q - ~100Workers

Crematogaster Cerasi: 6 Workers

Crematogaster Cerasi: 3 Workers

Solonopsis Molesta: 6Q

Camponotus Pennylcanicus: 2 Founding Queens

Camponotus Noveboracensis: Founding Queen

Lasius Alienus: 6 Founding Queens


Looking to Buy:

Any Pheidole Colonies

Camponotus Castaneus

Camponutus Subbarbatus

#5 Offline Kevin - Posted July 23 2018 - 6:01 AM


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I provided an amazon invoice. Any receipt or mail with your address is enough information, they want a picture of any tangible letter that shows your address so they can prove you live where you claim.

Edited by Kevin, July 23 2018 - 6:02 AM.

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