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Re: Herpetology B/C

Post by Unome » June 1st, 2018, 12:46 pm

axolotl wrote:
ScottMaurer19 wrote:
gillio wrote:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MiWjkv ... sp=sharing

I found this snake in my backyard. I think it is a lined snake but I might be wrong. Anybody wanna double-check? Thanks
Looks like a garter snak IMO
After some searching on the internet seems to be Thamnophis marcianus or Thamnophis sirtalis
I concur (unless it's a weird rat snake or something like that, I'm never quite willing to rule that out).
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Post by retired1 » June 3rd, 2018, 7:41 pm

for a common garter snake that I have seen, this one has a wider girth in the middle for the apparent length. Also I have never seen one with the white dashed lines to the sides of the central line.

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Post by Things2do » June 13th, 2018, 5:52 pm

Unome wrote:
axolotl wrote:
ScottMaurer19 wrote: Looks like a garter snak IMO
After some searching on the internet seems to be Thamnophis marcianus or Thamnophis sirtalis
I concur (unless it's a weird rat snake or something like that, I'm never quite willing to rule that out).
According to this, it's a common garter snake. Scroll about halfway down.
This also says it's a garter snake.
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Post by ScottMaurer19 » June 13th, 2018, 7:09 pm

Things2do wrote:
Unome wrote:
axolotl wrote:
After some searching on the internet seems to be Thamnophis marcianus or Thamnophis sirtalis
I concur (unless it's a weird rat snake or something like that, I'm never quite willing to rule that out).
According to this, it's a common garter snake. Scroll about halfway down.
This also says it's a garter snake.
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Post by MathLover628 » June 17th, 2018, 6:32 pm

Okay. So I've started making a binder but I've run into a pretty big problem. Take for example, Trachemys (Sliders), which one do we write about? There are a bunch of different trachemys turtles and each of them are different. What did you guys do?

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Post by UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » June 18th, 2018, 6:41 am

MathLover628 wrote:Okay. So I've started making a binder but I've run into a pretty big problem. Take for example, Trachemys (Sliders), which one do we write about? There are a bunch of different trachemys turtles and each of them are different. What did you guys do?
Write about all of them :)

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Post by kate! » July 23rd, 2018, 2:06 pm

I've started making my binder for next season (I'm new to the event) and I keep having to edit the templates I've created for each classification because the amount of information I'm finding for every section is varying a lot. For example, I've now combined Reproduction and Life Cycle because there's never enough information on the life cycles, and Ecology consists of impacts, habitat, diet, and behavior. Is this advisable? I don't have enough experience with bio ID to know...
Two years ago I knew stuff about rocks, minerals, experiments, and ecosystems, yay!
Last year I knew stuff about amphibians, reptiles, freshwater, and more experiments, yay again!
Now I know stuff about oceanography, saltwater, birds, and fossils, yay for the third time!

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Post by kate! » July 25th, 2018, 3:03 pm

Sorry for the double post, but I'm also confused about one other thing. When you put images for an order, class, or family, which species do you choose images of? Or do you just search, for example, alligators, alligator eggs, etc?
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Post by MissAmargasaurus » July 30th, 2018, 9:07 am

kate! wrote:Sorry for the double post, but I'm also confused about one other thing. When you put images for an order, class, or family, which species do you choose images of? Or do you just search, for example, alligators, alligator eggs, etc?
I usually try to pick from a variety of species! I make sure to label them like that too, such as "American alligator hatchling" vs "Chinese alligator hatchling". It's easier with groups that only have a few species, but I think having variety (If you have the space. Too many images can make things hard) helps a lot with cases like this! You don't need to have every species, but choosing ones that are the most common and/or are found in your state is helpful. For an example here's the image section of a couple of my sheets. I hope this helps!

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Post by UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » August 4th, 2018, 2:51 pm

kate! wrote:I've started making my binder for next season (I'm new to the event) and I keep having to edit the templates I've created for each classification because the amount of information I'm finding for every section is varying a lot. For example, I've now combined Reproduction and Life Cycle because there's never enough information on the life cycles, and Ecology consists of impacts, habitat, diet, and behavior. Is this advisable? I don't have enough experience with bio ID to know...
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