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Invasive Species B/C

Postby Magikarpmaster629 » Wed May 06, 2015 9:45 pm

I'm allowed to make new Question Marathons, right?


So Invasive Species will probably be the Bio ID event next year, and I plan on doing it. If anyone else wants to prepare for it now, here is the Question Marathon!

Links:

http://scioly.org/wiki/index.php/Invasive_Species
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invasive_species
Rules used for the Quesion Marathon (trial event 2013):
http://www.wright.edu/scienceolympiad/resources/trial-invasive-species.pdf


The Sea Lamprey is invasive to the Great Lakes.
1. How did it get there?
2. What is its genus and species?
3. Where is it native to?
4. What are some strategies that could keep it away from the Great Lakes region?
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Re: Invasive Species B/C

Postby aditi » Fri May 08, 2015 12:15 am

Magikarpmaster629 wrote:I'm allowed to make new Question Marathons, right?


So Invasive Species will probably be the Bio ID event next year, and I plan on doing it. If anyone else wants to prepare for it now, here is the Question Marathon!

Links:

http://scioly.org/wiki/index.php/Invasive_Species
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invasive_species
Rules used for the Quesion Marathon (trial event 2013):
http://www.wright.edu/scienceolympiad/resources/trial-invasive-species.pdf

The Sea Lamprey is invasive to the Great Lakes.
1. How did it get there?
2. What is its genus and species?
3. Where is it native to?
4. What are some strategies that could keep it away from the Great Lakes region?


Er...I can answer the genus and species!
Petromyzon marinus
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Re: Invasive Species B/C

Postby Magikarpmaster629 » Fri May 08, 2015 12:21 am

At this point, it's totally okay to look up the answers, as only those who have participated in the trial events can know anything.
http://www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov/index.shtml
This is the website provided by SO, it has a lot of useful info on it.
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Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » Sun May 10, 2015 6:41 pm

Magikarpmaster629 wrote:I'm allowed to make new Question Marathons, right?


So Invasive Species will probably be the Bio ID event next year, and I plan on doing it. If anyone else wants to prepare for it now, here is the Question Marathon!

Links:

http://scioly.org/wiki/index.php/Invasive_Species
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invasive_species
Rules used for the Quesion Marathon (trial event 2013):
http://www.wright.edu/scienceolympiad/resources/trial-invasive-species.pdf


The Sea Lamprey is invasive to the Great Lakes.
1. How did it get there?
2. What is its genus and species?
3. Where is it native to?
4. What are some strategies that could keep it away from the Great Lakes region?

ANS?
Went through the Welland Canal and Erie Canal from New York; Petromyzon marinus; Finger Lakes and Lake Champlain (New York and Vermont); electrical currents, "lampricides," barriers, etc.

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Postby Magikarpmaster629 » Mon May 11, 2015 1:03 am

Great Answer!
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Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » Mon May 11, 2015 7:26 pm

For all of you Southwesterners and Southeasterners out there!
Identify by common name and scientific name: Image
How does it affect the native species?
Where is it native to?
How was it introduced?

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Postby Magikarpmaster629 » Sun May 17, 2015 7:09 pm

UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F wrote:For all of you Southwesterners and Southeasterners out there!
Identify by common name and scientific name: Image
How does it affect the native species?
Where is it native to?
How was it introduced?

Sorry! I kind of forgot about this thread (oops :oops: ) but I think I have the answer.
1. Alligator Weed, Alternanthera philoxeroides
2. Crowds out native species
3. South America
4. Accidental water ballast
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Re: Invasive Species B/C

Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » Sun May 17, 2015 9:17 pm

Magikarpmaster629 wrote:
UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F wrote:For all of you Southwesterners and Southeasterners out there!
Identify by common name and scientific name: Image
How does it affect the native species?
Where is it native to?
How was it introduced?

Sorry! I kind of forgot about this thread (oops :oops: ) but I think I have the answer.
1. Alligator Weed, Alternanthera philoxeroides
2. Crowds out native species
3. South America
4. Accidental water ballast

I forgot the answers :lol: , but that sounds familiar.
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Postby Magikarpmaster629 » Mon May 18, 2015 1:12 am

Here's a gastropod!
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1. Scientific and Common name
2. How was it introduced?
3. It is a vector for diseases that affect what?
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Re: Invasive Species B/C

Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » Mon May 18, 2015 1:24 am

Magikarpmaster629 wrote:
Here's a gastropod!
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1. Scientific and Common name
2. How was it introduced?
3. It is a vector for diseases that affect what?

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Achatina fulica, giant African snail, introduced by pet trade, food resources, and (of course) accidentally, meningitis

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Re: Invasive Species B/C

Postby Magikarpmaster629 » Mon May 18, 2015 2:01 am

UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F wrote:
Magikarpmaster629 wrote:
Here's a gastropod!
Image
1. Scientific and Common name
2. How was it introduced?
3. It is a vector for diseases that affect what?

ANS
Achatina fulica, giant African snail, introduced by pet trade, food resources, and (of course) accidentally, meningitis

For 3, I wanted that it affects both animals and plants with diseases that it carries, but great answer! :D
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Re: Invasive Species B/C

Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » Tue May 19, 2015 12:15 am

Image
Identify by common and scientific name.
Where is it native to?
What biological methods do scientists use to help get rid of it?

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Postby bubby2bubby2 » Tue May 19, 2015 12:38 am

Wow, this is pretty early... Well, I'll probably join in after a bit of studying.

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Re: Invasive Species B/C

Postby Magikarpmaster629 » Tue May 19, 2015 1:04 am

UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F wrote:Image
Identify by common and scientific name.
Where is it native to?
What biological methods do scientists use to help get rid of it?

Hmmm....
1. Red Imported Fire Ant, Solenopsis invicta
2. South America
3. They use a "bait" that attracts the ants, the bait is insecticide, killing the ants when they try to eat it.
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Re: Invasive Species B/C

Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » Tue May 19, 2015 7:24 pm

Magikarpmaster629 wrote:
UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F wrote:Image
Identify by common and scientific name.
Where is it native to?
What biological methods do scientists use to help get rid of it?

Hmmm....
1. Red Imported Fire Ant, Solenopsis invicta
2. South America
3. They use a "bait" that attracts the ants, the bait is insecticide, killing the ants when they try to eat it.

Yes and yes, but for 3, insecticide is a physical method. Examples of biological methods would be protozoans (Thelohania solenopsae), fungi (Beauveria bassiana), flies (Pseudacteon tricuspis and Pseudacteon curvatus), viruses (SINV-1) or parasitic ants (Solenopsis daguerrei).

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