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01/25/2013 11:19 AM
01/31/2013 9:56 PM
02/01/2013 5:28 PM
AussieAntFarmer wrote:Having any ant species is exotic enough, they are so immaculate and amazing to have survived so far and evolve to what they are today, And yet still people need 'Exotic ants'.
05/21/2013 2:05 PM
05/23/2013 3:04 PM
Drone lord Alex wrote:Got bored around page 4 so I decided to jump to the end and add my opinion. America can have their laws and WE in the EU will have ours. We in the EU haven't had any large problems with ants crossing over. And the truth is 1000' of ant queens of many species must cross into other countries with an environment they find sustainable as Europe has a wide range of environments. And there is a lot of trade within Europe so it is bound to happen. I firmly believe in renewable energy, recycling, etc. BUT the world is constantly changing and species come and go. I don't doubt one day humans time will come and we will be wiped out somehow. The world changes, no, LIFE changes and you can try and delay it but it will happen. I honestly think that humans should stay out of conservation. The best thing we can do is nothing. Nature will balance itself out eventually as it has shown us before. I hope people get what I am saying. Not everyone will agree but I don't expect them to.
05/23/2013 9:56 PM
While trading ants within Europe is legal, it’s painfully obvious to
anyone who has done international research that Kalytta’s tropical stock
is pilfered. Most ants don’t breed in captivity, and Kalytta has a lot
of species from places like Paraguay. In Paraguay you’d be lucky to get
permits processed within 3 weeks of arriving, and that’s if you export
only preserved specimens, leave half in the National museum, and publish
with local scientists.
12/13/2013 9:42 AM
12/13/2013 10:28 AM
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davidhant wrote:I agree that importing foreign ants is a bad idea but isn't the main risk from ants coming with plants, shipping containers etc?
How did fire ants etc go to the US?
01/22/2015 3:49 AM
11/24/2015 8:07 AM
RiseAgainst wrote:I think anyone here who says amateurs should be allowed to import exotic ants to any country is INSANE. What the hell are you you all talking about?! I understand you like the hobby, but get a grip! Of just about ANY kind of organism, ants are the most problematic invaders! How dare you try to justify their importation just to feed your silly little hobby. I don't think you understand the amount of damage these guys can do when set loose. Someone said there haven't been that many invasions? Try NZ! We have more exotics than natives (which isn't uncommon). Someone said that hobbyists aren't the main source of ant invasions? So what!! That argument hardly gives us the right to do what we want!
No exotics. End of story.
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