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Re: Invasive Species B/C

Postby windu34 » January 24th, 2017, 5:51 pm

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Piggy wrote:I can't use sheet protectors because then the species information extends beyond the tabs/dividers.

There exists extra-large tab dividers that will extend past the edge of sheet protectors. They're pretty rare though; I found some a few years ago when I started doing Fossils, and bought around 60 of them (which I've basically just recycled ever since). If you're trying to find them, bring a ruler; the labeling isn't that great, so the best way to know what you're getting is to measure them (they'll be about an inch wider than the normal size).

Yeah its a major problem that really could use a commercially available solution. My teammates and I have started laser cutting our own dividers out of polypropylene sheets we bought on amazon and have had great results, but of course youll need a laser cutter...
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Re: Invasive Species B/C

Postby Unome » January 24th, 2017, 6:37 pm

windu34 wrote:...My teammates and I have started laser cutting our own dividers out of polypropylene sheets we bought on amazon...

+1 can I tweet?
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Re: Invasive Species B/C

Postby windu34 » January 24th, 2017, 6:54 pm

Unome wrote:
windu34 wrote:...My teammates and I have started laser cutting our own dividers out of polypropylene sheets we bought on amazon...

+1 can I tweet?

do you guys do that as well?
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Re: Invasive Species B/C

Postby Unome » January 24th, 2017, 7:02 pm

windu34 wrote:
Unome wrote:
windu34 wrote:...My teammates and I have started laser cutting our own dividers out of polypropylene sheets we bought on amazon...

+1 can I tweet?

do you guys do that as well?

No, although it's an interesting concept.
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Re: Invasive Species B/C

Postby CVMSAvalacheStudent » January 30th, 2017, 8:04 pm

Invasive species has more plants than animals.
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Re: Invasive Species B/C

Postby Raven » January 31st, 2017, 12:26 pm

CVMSAvalacheStudent wrote:Invasive species has more plants than animals.


That's true, especially considering that native plants are less adaptable than native animals, because animals have problem-solving abilities and such. However, I am just taking a shot in the dark here and the real scientific answer may differ.
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Postby me-myself_i » February 1st, 2017, 5:58 am

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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Re: Invasive Species B/C

Postby windu34 » February 1st, 2017, 7:47 am

me-myself_i wrote:In the rules, i saw that there could include recordings of songs, does this refer to the sound that the animal makes?

yes
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Postby ProudHufflepuff » February 1st, 2017, 11:02 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:

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Re: Invasive Species B/C

Postby ProudHufflepuff » February 1st, 2017, 11:02 am

Oh look! Now it's a link!

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Re: Invasive Species B/C

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

windu34 wrote:
me-myself_i wrote: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?

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

ProudHufflepuff wrote: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

Joycegu99 wrote: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

Joycegu99 wrote:
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.

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windu34 wrote:
me-myself_i wrote: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

Joycegu99 wrote:
ProudHufflepuff wrote: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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