Invasive Species B/C

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Re: Invasive Species B/C

Postby John Richardsim » February 23rd, 2017, 8:04 pm

Oh, that's easy. Get any MP3 player (handheld device, PC, or whatever) and a pair of headphones, maybe two with a splitter. I think teams really enjoy AV stations because they're changes of pace; I ran one at State last season for a different event, and the results were fantastic. I have, in the past, done the "demo" station John noted with sets of speakers, but I'm less fond of that set-up. You're at the mercy of the acoustics of the room.
Hmmm, I think I would be too afraid to use headphones due to the risk of lice n' stuff.

...Afraid to use headphones from an ES perspective, that is. As a competitor, I would just shut up and put on the headphones and win.
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Re: Invasive Species B/C

Postby windu34 » February 25th, 2017, 5:50 pm

How/Where can I learn about formulating control plans given a set of conditions? I was thinking the best way would be to read a ton of case studies, but I don't know where/how I would find those either
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Re: Invasive Species B/C

Postby John Richardsim » February 27th, 2017, 4:06 pm

Aha! I didn't miss NISAW this year!

http://www.nisaw.org/
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Re: Invasive Species B/C

Postby windu34 » February 28th, 2017, 1:39 pm

Are you guys taking the time to learn the anatomy/physiology of fungi? There is a large amount of unfamiliar terminology involving fungi that I never have seen tested. Most tests only touch on the transmission vectors and basic environmental/economic effects rather than in-depth understanding of the anatomy and life cycle from what I have seen (not to mention fungi stations are rare in general)
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Re: Invasive Species B/C

Postby Skink » February 28th, 2017, 7:33 pm

Are you guys taking the time to learn the anatomy/physiology of fungi? There is a large amount of unfamiliar terminology involving fungi that I never have seen tested. Most tests only touch on the transmission vectors and basic environmental/economic effects rather than in-depth understanding of the anatomy and life cycle from what I have seen (not to mention fungi stations are rare in general)
Did you mean to post this in Microbe? Reading your sig, it looks like you didn't...let me flip the question around. Have you taken the time to learn the life cycles of the insects in detail? All the grasses and trees? I'd let that guide you. Since this is an ecology event, we're interested in life cycles (primarily...) insofar as they impact other organisms. As an easy example, doesn't the pink bollworm get its name because the larval stage is the one that tears apart the bolls? I don't know if the fungi have examples like that because I didn't make those pages (and otherwise lay no claim to being a mycomaster), but, at your level, I wouldn't let terms like conidia/mycelia/hyphae/etc. sting you if they're relevant to the couple organisms on the list. We shy away from fungi because they're so different, but that's what makes them interesting.

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Re: Invasive Species B/C

Postby karissagarcia » March 9th, 2017, 10:20 pm

So I know a lot of teams use sheet protectors for their binders, but does anyone have any other suggestions for making the pages turn easier
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Re: Invasive Species B/C

Postby windu34 » March 10th, 2017, 4:08 am

So I know a lot of teams use sheet protectors for their binders, but does anyone have any other suggestions for making the pages turn easier
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Re: Invasive Species B/C

Postby Unome » March 10th, 2017, 7:35 am

So I know a lot of teams use sheet protectors for their binders, but does anyone have any other suggestions for making the pages turn easier
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Also, using less pages really helps. Even with Invasives having a lot of info for each specimen (compared to Fossils), you shouldn't need more than one page for the vast majority of them. Your entire binder really doesn't need to be more than around 70 pages front and back in sheet protectors.
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Re: Invasive Species B/C

Postby gavinnupp » March 12th, 2017, 9:46 pm

what do you all think about questions asking the number of eggs/seeds an organism produces? seems ambiguous..
So I know a lot of teams use sheet protectors for their binders, but does anyone have any other suggestions for making the pages turn easier
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Also, using less pages really helps. Even with Invasives having a lot of info for each specimen (compared to Fossils), you shouldn't need more than one page for the vast majority of them. Your entire binder really doesn't need to be more than around 70 pages front and back in sheet protectors.
agreed. Mine is 33 front and back, including lots of free space for notes. depending on the test, and the efficacy of your partner, speed/quick reference is the name of the game.
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Re: Invasive Species B/C

Postby Skink » March 13th, 2017, 4:35 am

what do you all think about questions asking the number of eggs/seeds an organism produces? seems ambiguous..
It's not too ambiguous, as the best references offer a rough number or range, anyway. Provided you fall within the range, you should earn credit. Now...it's not a good question, anyway, because all it requires is copying from the binder, but you should be prepared for it, definitely.


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