Herpetology B/C

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby ScottMaurer19 » January 17th, 2018, 9:56 am

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What is the family shown?

What Toxin do they possess?

What physical change occurs on the epidermal layer of males during breeding season?
1. Salamandridae
2. Tetrodotoxin
3. Skin becomes smooth (only for this particular species/genus?)
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby Kyanite » January 17th, 2018, 8:53 pm

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What is the family shown?

What Toxin do they possess?

What physical change occurs on the epidermal layer of males during breeding season?
1. Salamandridae
2. Tetrodotoxin
3. Skin becomes smooth (only for this particular species/genus?)
All right and sorry the hide option wasnt cooperating with me. And i will have to check the last one if it is that specific thats my bad.

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby ScottMaurer19 » January 18th, 2018, 4:30 am

Image

What is the family shown?

What Toxin do they possess?

What physical change occurs on the epidermal layer of males during breeding season?
1. Salamandridae
2. Tetrodotoxin
3. Skin becomes smooth (only for this particular species/genus?)
All right and sorry the hide option wasnt cooperating with me. And i will have to check the last one if it is that specific thats my bad.
I knew all of them except the last one and looked it up quickly and it looked like it was specific but I'm not sure.
Solon '19 Captain, CWRU '23
2017 (r/s/n):
Hydro: 3/5/18
Robot Arm: na/1/1
Rocks: 1/1/1

2018 (r/s/n):
Heli: 2/1/7 
Herp: 1/4/4
Mission: 1/1/6
Rocks: 1/1/1
Eco: 6/3/9

2019 (r/s/n):
Fossils: 1/1/1
GLM: 1/1/1
Herp: 1/1/5
Mission: 1/1/3
WS: 4/1/10

Top 3 Medals: 144
Golds: 80

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby Kyanite » January 18th, 2018, 8:25 am

1. Salamandridae
2. Tetrodotoxin
3. Skin becomes smooth (only for this particular species/genus?)
All right and sorry the hide option wasnt cooperating with me. And i will have to check the last one if it is that specific thats my bad.
I knew all of them except the last one and looked it up quickly and it looked like it was specific but I'm not sure.
https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/ag ... amandridae This source seems to say it occurs accross all species, i am guessing the skin smooths out to decrease drag when they go to water to breed?

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby ScottMaurer19 » January 18th, 2018, 8:33 am


All right and sorry the hide option wasnt cooperating with me. And i will have to check the last one if it is that specific thats my bad.
I knew all of them except the last one and looked it up quickly and it looked like it was specific but I'm not sure.
https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/ag ... amandridae This source seems to say it occurs accross all species, i am guessing the skin smooths out to decrease drag when they go to water to breed?
That would make sense. Thanks for confirming your answer!
Solon '19 Captain, CWRU '23
2017 (r/s/n):
Hydro: 3/5/18
Robot Arm: na/1/1
Rocks: 1/1/1

2018 (r/s/n):
Heli: 2/1/7 
Herp: 1/4/4
Mission: 1/1/6
Rocks: 1/1/1
Eco: 6/3/9

2019 (r/s/n):
Fossils: 1/1/1
GLM: 1/1/1
Herp: 1/1/5
Mission: 1/1/3
WS: 4/1/10

Top 3 Medals: 144
Golds: 80

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby Kyanite » January 18th, 2018, 8:40 am

I knew all of them except the last one and looked it up quickly and it looked like it was specific but I'm not sure.
https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/ag ... amandridae This source seems to say it occurs accross all species, i am guessing the skin smooths out to decrease drag when they go to water to breed?
That would make sense. Thanks for confirming your answer!
You bet, always good to have info to back stuff up.
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby ScottMaurer19 » January 18th, 2018, 8:45 am

Guess that means it's my turn.

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1. Genus and common name?
2. Etymology of genus (what language, the root, and what it means)
3. At what time(s) of the year does mating occur?
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2017 (r/s/n):
Hydro: 3/5/18
Robot Arm: na/1/1
Rocks: 1/1/1

2018 (r/s/n):
Heli: 2/1/7 
Herp: 1/4/4
Mission: 1/1/6
Rocks: 1/1/1
Eco: 6/3/9

2019 (r/s/n):
Fossils: 1/1/1
GLM: 1/1/1
Herp: 1/1/5
Mission: 1/1/3
WS: 4/1/10

Top 3 Medals: 144
Golds: 80

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby Tailsfan101 » January 18th, 2018, 8:49 am

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby Kyanite » January 18th, 2018, 8:54 am

Guess that means it's my turn.

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1. Genus and common name?
2. Etymology of genus (what language, the root, and what it means)
3. At what time(s) of the year does mating occur?
Desmognathus and Dusky Salamander.
Greek = Desmos and gnathos = Ligament and Jaw = Large ligaments run in the cheeks
Spring and Fall

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby ScottMaurer19 » January 18th, 2018, 9:01 am

Guess that means it's my turn.

Image
1. Genus and common name?
2. Etymology of genus (what language, the root, and what it means)
3. At what time(s) of the year does mating occur?
Desmognathus and Dusky Salamander.
Greek = Desmos and gnathos = Ligament and Jaw = Large ligaments run in the cheeks
Spring and Fall
All correct. Your turn
Solon '19 Captain, CWRU '23
2017 (r/s/n):
Hydro: 3/5/18
Robot Arm: na/1/1
Rocks: 1/1/1

2018 (r/s/n):
Heli: 2/1/7 
Herp: 1/4/4
Mission: 1/1/6
Rocks: 1/1/1
Eco: 6/3/9

2019 (r/s/n):
Fossils: 1/1/1
GLM: 1/1/1
Herp: 1/1/5
Mission: 1/1/3
WS: 4/1/10

Top 3 Medals: 144
Golds: 80


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