I'm sorry about this but someone has to bring it up. I have been a GAN farmer for who knows how long and I have been been seeing this person sell ILLEGAL ants in Georgia. He's selling CAMPONOTUS HERCULEANUS! He claimed he bought them from British Ants and he said nobody cares, so he is just going to sell them to get money. I emailed AntsCanada about this but sadly had no reply and its been a few months. Camponotus herculeanus is not native to my state and is native to the northern parts of the US. I do not understand why this has been happening for more than 2 years and just now said out loud by me! Yes he has been selling these ants for 2 years! He has been also selling Solenopsis invicta a.k.a RIFA and Solenopsis ritcheri a.k.a BIFA.
I saw another forum on Formiculture talking about selling RIFA and BIFA and antscanada said they would not allow the selling of them. CLEARLY they did not even try to stop the selling of Solenopsis invicta cause I see people selling it in other states too! Another crazy thing this person is doing that AntsCanada has not seen is he is selling a queen with eggs and no worker.
Also I talked the seller and asked him if I can buy a Solenopsis invicta queen with eggs to see if it was real and he said "I do not have any I know a place with fire ant queens everyday so I will catch them just give me a day." He never responded. I know he definitely sells Solenopsis invicta though because his customers have asked me questions about them and asked for help on how to care for the RIFA they bought from him. That means this person was scamming people because he actually does not have the queens yet and when he sells them they could be infertile which is even worse! I am sorry but this is absolutely ridiculous and this just is a pain that people are doing these things and AntsCanada isn't even taking it into consideration. Also half of his list is sold out and he is just not deleting them which is not cool.
Edited by AntsExodus, May 17 2020 - 6:00 PM.