Herpetology B/C

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby Froggie » February 26th, 2018, 7:16 am

Avalanche wrote:1. Incorrect, this family is dicamptodontidae (Giant Salamanders), and sometimes the test has things that aren't on the list.

They shouldn’t, it’s against the rules.
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby Avalanche » February 26th, 2018, 5:20 pm

Froggie wrote:
Avalanche wrote:1. Incorrect, this family is dicamptodontidae (Giant Salamanders), and sometimes the test has things that aren't on the list.

They shouldn’t, it’s against the rules.

Okay thanks, i wasn't sure, but i though they might have. Thanks for the clarification.
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby gillio » February 26th, 2018, 5:29 pm

They usually tend to put a couple of species on the tests that are significant in a genus/family like the green sea turtle etc but for the most part, tests wouldn't ask for anything that is not on the list. These very specific questions tend to show up more on invitationals, but for regionals, states, and nationals, it doesn't happen a lot.
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby Kyanite » March 1st, 2018, 8:42 am

gillio wrote:They usually tend to put a couple of species on the tests that are significant in a genus/family like the green sea turtle etc but for the most part, tests wouldn't ask for anything that is not on the list. These very specific questions tend to show up more on invitationals, but for regionals, states, and nationals, it doesn't happen a lot.


Thats what I have seen on the tests. They have asked about specific species (ie Axlotl) but not ask for you to identify to the species name

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby Almandine » March 1st, 2018, 8:42 pm

May I put up a question to keep this marathon going?
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby memeus » March 2nd, 2018, 6:32 am

Almandine wrote:May I put up a question to keep this marathon going?

Why not? It’s good practice anyway.

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby Almandine » March 3rd, 2018, 3:20 pm

Image

1.Identify the family
2.List 2 other names for this snake
3.List 3 animals that are part of its diet
4.Oviparous, viviparous or ovoviviparous?
5.A spur is present in males and some females. What is the spur and what is the correct term for it?
6.Mode of killing prey?
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby Avalanche » March 3rd, 2018, 8:39 pm

Almandine wrote:Image

1.Identify the family
2.List 2 other names for this snake
3.List 3 animals that are part of its diet
4.Oviparous, viviparous or ovoviviparous?
5.A spur is present in males and some females. What is the spur and what is the correct term for it?
6.Mode of killing prey?


Answers:
1. Boidae
2. Two Headed Snake Slippy Snake
3. Mice, Birds, and Salamanders
4. Viviparious
5. A spur is a remnant of a leg, this is known as a vestigial remnant.
6. Constriction
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby Almandine » March 4th, 2018, 12:36 pm

Correct
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby Avalanche » March 4th, 2018, 3:59 pm

Almandine wrote:Correct

What are 2 other names for the Rubber Boa, because slippy snake isn't one.
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Solar System: 12/2/-/5
Road Scholar: -/-/2/1
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby Almandine » March 4th, 2018, 9:50 pm

Double-headed snake
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby Avalanche » March 5th, 2018, 9:35 am

Okay Thanks
2018 Events:
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Herpetology: 3/2/-/2
Solar System: 12/2/-/5
Road Scholar: -/-/2/1
Experimental Design: -/1/-/-

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby Avalanche » March 5th, 2018, 9:41 am

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1. What is the genus of this specimen?
2. Every so often depending on the age, a new rattle is added, when does this happen?
3. What is the scientific name for the thing that happens in question 2.
4. This species is a pit viper, explain what a pit viper is.
2018 Events:
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Herpetology: 3/2/-/2
Solar System: 12/2/-/5
Road Scholar: -/-/2/1
Experimental Design: -/1/-/-

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby Almandine » March 5th, 2018, 5:18 pm

1. Crotalus
2. During ecdysis
3. Ecdysis
4. Pit vipers hunt using their loreal pits or heat sensing pits.
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby Avalanche » March 5th, 2018, 5:35 pm

All Correct, You may go.
2018 Events:
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Herpetology: 3/2/-/2
Solar System: 12/2/-/5
Road Scholar: -/-/2/1
Experimental Design: -/1/-/-


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