- Dec 4, 2016
After decades of collecting native scorpions and centipedes in my home state, I never thought one would need a permit for terrestrial invertebrates. I've always had a fishing license for herping. I was recently told by a fellow enthusiast I met that to collect scorpions centipedes or any invertebrates for that matter that I have to have a Scientific Colkecting permit and the Dept of Fish and Wildlife simply does not issue them to hobbyists like myself. I read the regs and they are vague and my emails to the specific officer assigned to terrestrial invertebrates have not been responded to. Almost sounds like if I find a centipede in my backyard that I can't collect it. Yeah right. I've never been questioned by all my years of black lighting in the desert areas near where I live and I have had Fish and Game check out what I was doing but were only interested if I had an reptiles. Can anyone lend any insight into this matter? I would appreciate it.