Disclaimers & Permit Conditons

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AntsEmporium LLC is a Licensed distributor of living ants across the continental United States. AntsEmporium LLC will abide by the permit conditions set forth by the United States Department of Agriculture and each participating states' department of agriculture.

AntsEmporium LLC is a licensed through USDA-APHIS. AntsEmporium will not engage in any trade of the regulated species beyond what has been authorized. Anyone using our permits aside from AntsEmporium LLC will be prosecuted federally.

It is imperative you follow the permit conditions outlined within the permit sent with your order. AntsEmporium LLC will not participate in fueling the illegal trade, so please do not ask us to sell you an ant that is not listed on your states permit.

Our permits are changing weekly and will continue to be updated indefinitely. For if any reason the ant you are in search for is not available in your state, please contact us to request it added to the states permit.

Picture rights purchased from Mason S, Alex Wild, Eduard Florin Niga

Environmental Awareness: Permit Number and Paper Copy Sent with All Shipments

USDA-Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 


The live organisms you received are regulated by the United States Department of Agriculture for distribution to your State through a permit issued to the Biological Supply Company. A permit is necessary because these organisms could pose some risk to agriculture or the environment if misused

Your cooperation is essential to ensure the proper disposal of these live organisms when you are finished with your use

TO PROTECT your environment you must follow these 4 procedures

Do not allow students or anyone else to take any organisms 


Do not distribute the organism to anyone

Do not release the organisms outdoors.

►  You must dispose of these live organisms (and all materials exposed to these organisms) by placing them into plastic bags and freezing them for 3 days before disposal in your regular trash

If you have any questions about the handling, keeping, or disposal of these organisms, please contact your supplier, AntsEmporium LLC at sales@antsemporium.com or APHIS Plant Protection and Quarantine at: 866-524-5421 or pest.permits@usda.gov