Amphibians and Reptiles

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Re: Amphibians and Reptiles

Postby crabnebula143 » May 6th, 2009, 6:25 pm

each for two years. So I won't be able to compete in it again :(
Neither will I. :cry: :cry: But thanks for telling me. :D

Good bye, A+R.... I <3 reps... GOOD BYE!! byee! :cry: :cry:
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Postby sewforlife » May 8th, 2009, 2:03 pm

lol same. I tricked up my field guide so much! it literally grew from 2 inches to 3!
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Re: Amphibians and Reptiles

Postby Liv » May 11th, 2009, 4:22 pm

This really stinks, maybe I will bury my field book.

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Re: Amphibians and Reptiles

Postby jolzgrafe1 » May 11th, 2009, 5:52 pm

hey, im kinda new here, and to scio. do y'all have any tips on identifying woodland salamanders and brook salamanders. They look very similar to me. Also, king/milk snakes are very hard for me to distinguish from rat/corn/fox snakes. Any help? Thanks!

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Re: Amphibians and Reptiles

Postby crabnebula143 » May 11th, 2009, 5:54 pm

Lampropeltis look like Elapidae (coral snakes). You can also distinguish Lampropeltis + Elaphe from the head.

I think you can distinguish woodland + brook salamanders by the fatness of their bodies and their tail.
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Re: Amphibians and Reptiles

Postby sewforlife » May 12th, 2009, 6:54 pm

hey, im kinda new here, and to scio. do y'all have any tips on identifying woodland salamanders and brook salamanders. They look very similar to me. Also, king/milk snakes are very hard for me to distinguish from rat/corn/fox snakes. Any help? Thanks!
for the salamanders you should look at the different patterns and colors to see what is similar/dissimilar
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Re: Amphibians and Reptiles

Postby Liv » May 13th, 2009, 4:07 pm

Same you mostly want to think about colors and scales.

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Re: Amphibians and Reptiles

Postby Flavorflav » May 15th, 2009, 2:57 am

hey, im kinda new here, and to scio. do y'all have any tips on identifying woodland salamanders and brook salamanders. They look very similar to me. Also, king/milk snakes are very hard for me to distinguish from rat/corn/fox snakes. Any help? Thanks!
It's not always easy to tell this, but Elaphe have a body shape like a loaf of bread - flat on the bottom. Most other snakes, including Lampropeltis, are round in cross-section.

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Re: Amphibians and Reptiles

Postby sewforlife » May 17th, 2009, 9:51 am

SO? How was the Nats A+R test? not to bad I hope? :lol:
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Re: Amphibians and Reptiles

Postby Celeste » May 17th, 2009, 1:37 pm

The national Herpetology test for division C was really poorly organized. We had a bunch of different stations to go to, but no set time or order in which to go to them. Near the end, my partner and I had two stations left, but they were both full, so we had nothing to do except sit there and give death glares to the judges. We got 44th, though, which is still ok by me. :)
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