Invasive Species B/C

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Re: Invasive Species B/C

Postby Skink » February 1st, 2017, 6:20 pm

In the rules, i saw that there could include recordings of songs, does this refer to the sound that the animal makes?
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Isn't that an artifact from Amp Rep and Ornith? Which specimens, specifically, are of interest here?

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Re: Invasive Species B/C

Postby Joycegu99 » February 2nd, 2017, 7:01 am

Here is a great source that most states should be able to use.http://www.misin.msu.edu/facts/index.ph ... on=&habit=[/url]
I'm sorry I can't make it a link, but I promise that typing it out will be worth it! Clemson University also has information on several insects. Can anyone tell me a trick for memorizing scientific names? :?: Also, identifying live plant specimens. :ugeek:
Scientific names will come if you just shove all of them into a quizlet and take chunks of them at a time (around 7-10).

For tricks, try to make them into phrases or words that are easier to remember. For example, I had a ton of trouble remembering Scotch thistle (Onopordum acanthium) but now my partner and I just look at each other and say "Oh no, poor them" For others I use derivatives from latin somewhat: Tree-of-heaven = Ailanthus altissima (altissima meaning highest) and St. Johnswort = hypericum perforatum (perforatum associated with holes like in the st johnswort leaves)

Identifying live plant specimen? :o but they're invasive! Have you seen that in tests??
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Re: Invasive Species B/C

Postby JasperKota » February 2nd, 2017, 7:52 am

Identifying live plant specimen? :o but they're invasive! Have you seen that in tests??
A lot of times on State lists they add species that are invasive to and around the area, and sometimes they're quite common.
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Re: Invasive Species B/C

Postby maxxxxx » February 2nd, 2017, 8:36 am


Identifying live plant specimen? :o but they're invasive! Have you seen that in tests??
I don't know about live but there were a lot of preserved specimens on the Conestoga test last year.
In the rules, i saw that there could include recordings of songs, does this refer to the sound that the animal makes?
yes
Isn't that an artifact from Amp Rep and Ornith? Which specimens, specifically, are of interest here?
I think that was included in the rules so if some states made their own lists with lots of bird, amphibian, or mammal species they could include sounds. There is a swan on the Michigan list, so assuming there are other birds they could use this rule there.
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Re: Invasive Species B/C

Postby Jaol » February 2nd, 2017, 9:44 am

Here is a great source that most states should be able to use.http://www.misin.msu.edu/facts/index.ph ... on=&habit=[/url]
I'm sorry I can't make it a link, but I promise that typing it out will be worth it! Clemson University also has information on several insects. Can anyone tell me a trick for memorizing scientific names? :?: Also, identifying live plant specimens. :ugeek:
Scientific names will come if you just shove all of them into a quizlet and take chunks of them at a time (around 7-10).

For tricks, try to make them into phrases or words that are easier to remember. For example, I had a ton of trouble remembering Scotch thistle (Onopordum acanthium) but now my partner and I just look at each other and say "Oh no, poor them" For others I use derivatives from latin somewhat: Tree-of-heaven = Ailanthus altissima (altissima meaning highest) and St. Johnswort = hypericum perforatum (perforatum associated with holes like in the st johnswort leaves)

Identifying live plant specimen? :o but they're invasive! Have you seen that in tests??
Usually if it's preserved they'll have to make them easier to recognize as you'll generally not be allowed to touch them.

For scientific names and stuff, Take a lined sheet of paper and divide it in half down the middle. On the left margin put two common names on each line. Write the scientific names until you get to the divide. Repeqt until you fill up the both sides of the page. Don't write on the header though.
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Re: Invasive Species B/C

Postby RareKyurem » February 2nd, 2017, 4:25 pm

Hi guys! I'm having trouble identifying species because so many of them look alike. I'm making a document on which species look like. Which species do you guys most generally mix up?
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Re: Invasive Species B/C

Postby JasperKota » February 2nd, 2017, 4:39 pm

Last year at states I screwed up hydrilla and brazilian waterweed, realized 10 minutes before the event that my ID pics for the two species looked like the same, but if I had made better notes that wouldn't have happened.
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Re: Invasive Species B/C

Postby Skink » February 2nd, 2017, 7:34 pm

Hi guys! I'm having trouble identifying species because so many of them look alike. I'm making a document on which species look like. Which species do you guys most generally mix up?
It's mostly similar-looking generic (yeah, I went there) grasses, maybe the beetles. I don't have my comparison documents on hand to see what else, but there were probably some larval stages of insects that got lumped together, at least for quick on-the-spot comparison.

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Re: Invasive Species B/C

Postby Raven » February 3rd, 2017, 9:08 am

Hi guys! I'm having trouble identifying species because so many of them look alike. I'm making a document on which species look like. Which species do you guys most generally mix up?
It's mostly similar-looking generic (yeah, I went there) grasses, maybe the beetles. I don't have my comparison documents on hand to see what else, but there were probably some larval stages of insects that got lumped together, at least for quick on-the-spot comparison.
This is going by the Nationals list:
- the two pine shoot beetles
- the two longhorned beetles
- the two mussels
- giant vs common reed
- the milfoils

On the Pennsylvania list:
- the honeysuckles.......
- the knotweeds

If you are making an ID guide, make it like a dichotomous key, have all the warm-colored flowers on one page, all the pointy leaves on another page, etc.
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Re: Invasive Species B/C

Postby dragonfruit35 » February 3rd, 2017, 12:00 pm

Hi guys! I'm having trouble identifying species because so many of them look alike. I'm making a document on which species look like. Which species do you guys most generally mix up?
It's mostly similar-looking generic (yeah, I went there) grasses, maybe the beetles. I don't have my comparison documents on hand to see what else, but there were probably some larval stages of insects that got lumped together, at least for quick on-the-spot comparison.
This is going by the Nationals list:
- the two pine shoot beetles
- the two longhorned beetles
- the two mussels
- giant vs common reed
- the milfoils

On the Pennsylvania list:
- the honeysuckles.......
- the knotweeds

If you are making an ID guide, make it like a dichotomous key, have all the warm-colored flowers on one page, all the pointy leaves on another page, etc.
Also
-whitetop, hairy whitetop, giant hogweed
-some of the thistles look pretty similar

What two pine shoot beetles? As far as I know there is only the common pine shoot beetle (national list). Are you talking about the spruce bark beetle by any chance?
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