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Is GAN dead?

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#1 Offline ANTdrew - Posted May 24 2023 - 12:13 PM


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Is GAN dead? Just a few years ago, I was getting a steady stream of customers through GAN. Now, I can’t even give ants away to anybody. Is it almost impossible to sell ants now without a flashy website? I’m feeling like not even collecting new queens anymore the way things are going.
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#2 Offline Virginian_ants - Posted May 24 2023 - 12:35 PM


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Yeah I've i started GAN a year and a half ago and I've only sold 4 colonies since then.

#3 Offline UtahAnts - Posted May 24 2023 - 12:46 PM


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I still get a few people a month, but maybe that's just a localized interest in AC. The trend seems to be larger retailers now, which is unfortunate for us local sellers.

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#4 Offline AntsCali098 - Posted May 24 2023 - 12:57 PM


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Yeah, I quit gan a while ago. Not as many customers there then it used to be

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#5 Offline Flu1d - Posted May 24 2023 - 5:54 PM


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I know that when I asked about GAN to the Florida community, I was told that no known Florida sellers actually use it. When I first started looking at ants last year, it had the same ants for sale that it does now.

I didn't know GAN was anything BUT dead

#6 Offline Barristan - Posted May 25 2023 - 12:05 AM


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I guess most stuff is now sold via discord

#7 Offline madnava - Posted May 27 2023 - 4:10 PM



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Maybe I am old but I purchased ants through GAN a couple of months ago. Just keep multiple forums open.

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#8 Offline Whitemoss - Posted June 6 2023 - 12:09 PM



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When I first got into ant keeping I tried to use GAN but no one in my area had any.
I thought it was just outdated and Noone maintained the site.
So GAN is still active then?

#9 Offline liamsantics - Posted June 6 2023 - 12:28 PM


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sadly GAN is pretty dead. one month ago i tried it and to this day have not heard back from the sellers i emailed

#10 Offline Serafine - Posted June 6 2023 - 2:51 PM


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GAN has been a Zombie for a very long time.

Ever since that fee got removed AC didn't give a crap about it at all.

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