- Jan 17, 2021
If you are in a warmer state you might find invasive Indian stick insects
This is incorrect. Something being invasive doesn't make it legal. Both native and exotic Phasmids require both a permit and containment facility. The ONLY and I mean ONLY means of circumventing this law is by collecting in state species and never moving them across state lines. I think that is what you are trying to say here, but your wording suggest that they are an easy group of animals to acquire, and that there is little regulation. Neither of those are true. They are an incredibly high risk species to both agriculture and native wildlife, and should be handled as such. For more information on Phasmid regulation please see this link.They are legal because they are invasive. Also since you weren’t planning to breed them, it will just be a cool surprise to find them. They also produce with only a female.
It does not have to be separate from the house, but it does have to be dedicated. The USDA also hates carpet or hardwood floor. It will have to be either concrete or maybe vinyl.You have to have a room with a double door not connected to your house with escape proof vents and the enclosures have to be escape proof. Then an inspector will say if it’s good to keep bugs or other animals with a permit