2019 LDWF Alligator Regulations - Page 37



iii. provisions for both dry area and pooled water within the secured
area adequate for the numbers of alligators to be housed on the premises. This
requirement will be determined by department personnel;
iv. provision for winter protection, either through adequate denning
space or an enclosed, controlled-temperature environment of a design
acceptable to the department;
v. all controlled-temperature alligator sheds (environmental
chambers) shall be of a design acceptable to the department. Each shed shall
maintain a minimum water and air temperature of 80o Fahrenheit.
vi. all alligator egg incubators shall be of a design acceptable to the
department. Each incubator shall maintain a water and air temperature of 85o
to 91o Fahrenheit during the egg incubation;
vii. applicant must be in compliance with all laws and regulations
pertaining to zoning, construction, health and environmental standards and
must possess any and all applicable permits and licenses;
viii. all alligator facilities should be constructed in a suitable location
so as to minimize contact with people.
b. Following initial issuance of applicable license, all applicable
facility requirements shall be adhered to and department personnel have the
authority to inspect any and all of the facilities at any time. Failure to adhere to
the requirements shall be a violation of these rules and violators will be given
60 days to correct the problem. Failure to comply shall result in confiscation of
all animals and/or closure of all facilities. Violation of this Subparagraph is a
Class Three violation as described in Title 56.
c. All alligator farmers possessing alligator eggs outside an alligator
nest should house these eggs in an incubator providing constant temperature
and humidity conditions. All incubators used to incubate alligator eggs shall be
of a design to allow for maximum temperature control and conform to
department requirements to allow for the maximum hatching success.
Violation of this Subparagraph is a Class Three violation as described in Title
56.
d. All alligator farmers possessing alligator hatchlings shall house
hatchlings in controlled environmental chambers which maintain a minimum
temperature of 80o Fahrenheit year-round and containing wet areas of
sufficient surface area to permit all alligators to partially submerge in water.
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