Herpetology B/C

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby dish123 » April 14th, 2019, 11:03 am

krasabnk wrote:
dish123 wrote:Thank you so much, this really helped...one thing though, I feel like I should know this already, howerever, it can get confusing, what is "genera"?

Haha, no problem! Genera is the plural form of a genus, hope that helps! :) Are you Div B or Div C?


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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby dish123 » April 14th, 2019, 11:05 am

On ADW, sometimes they give information onmore than one species for the genus, which species information should I use for the fact sheet?
For example, for Sceloporus, there is information on both Sceloporus Undulatus, and Sceloporus Woodi...which one should I make my fact sheet on?

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby krasabnk » April 14th, 2019, 11:21 am

dish123 wrote:On ADW, sometimes they give information onmore than one species for the genus, which species information should I use for the fact sheet?
For example, for Sceloporus, there is information on both Sceloporus Undulatus, and Sceloporus Woodi...which one should I make my fact sheet on?

Try to find the main similarities between them. Anything from reproduction to behavior works. Look for common markings or anatomy that discern that certain genus from other genera of the Phrynosomatids. Because I live in North Carolina, I use information from several different websites about the genera and families that live near me. For example, I would use ADW, SREL Herp, Herps of NC, Herps of VA, and several other websites to gather information for say... a green anole (Anolis carolinensis) - just so I can obtain the most accurate information. A certain specimen in a specific genus are going to share similar features from the other species in that genus, which all share similar features in a specific family.
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby dish123 » April 14th, 2019, 11:56 am

krasabnk wrote:
dish123 wrote:On ADW, sometimes they give information onmore than one species for the genus, which species information should I use for the fact sheet?
For example, for Sceloporus, there is information on both Sceloporus Undulatus, and Sceloporus Woodi...which one should I make my fact sheet on?

Try to find the main similarities between them. Anything from reproduction to behavior works. Look for common markings or anatomy that discern that certain genus from other genera of the Phrynosomatids. Because I live in North Carolina, I use information from several different websites about the genera and families that live near me. For example, I would use ADW, SREL Herp, Herps of NC, Herps of VA, and several other websites to gather information for say... a green anole (Anolis carolinensis) - just so I can obtain the most accurate information. A certain specimen in a specific genus are going to share similar features from the other species in that genus, which all share similar features in a specific family.


Thanks, I have been mainly using ADW, do you recommend I go back to all the fact sheets and all the other websites?

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby krasabnk » April 14th, 2019, 12:09 pm

dish123 wrote:Thanks, I have been mainly using ADW, do you recommend I go back to all the fact sheets and all the other websites?

That is completely up to you. :)
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » April 14th, 2019, 1:32 pm

krasabnk wrote:
dish123 wrote:Thanks, I have been mainly using ADW, do you recommend I go back to all the fact sheets and all the other websites?

That is completely up to you. :)

It's worth noting that event supervisors use other sites besides ADW as resources for writing their tests :P

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby dish123 » April 14th, 2019, 2:29 pm

UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F wrote:
krasabnk wrote:
dish123 wrote:Thanks, I have been mainly using ADW, do you recommend I go back to all the fact sheets and all the other websites?

That is completely up to you. :)

It's worth noting that event supervisors use other sites besides ADW as resources for writing their tests :P

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby dish123 » April 16th, 2019, 4:09 pm

question..for the genus..which species should we write about when there are many?
for example thamnophis..garter, lined and ribbon..which one should the fact sheet be about?
or hog nosed..there is southern and eastern in NC..which one?

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » April 16th, 2019, 5:09 pm

dish123 wrote:question..for the genus..which species should we write about when there are many?
for example thamnophis..garter, lined and ribbon..which one should the fact sheet be about?
or hog nosed..there is southern and eastern in NC..which one?

If there are only a few, I would include all of them. If there are a lot, I would try to get overarching information on all of them. See previous discussion on this topic on previous pages in this thread.

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby dish123 » April 16th, 2019, 5:37 pm

UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F wrote:
dish123 wrote:question..for the genus..which species should we write about when there are many?
for example thamnophis..garter, lined and ribbon..which one should the fact sheet be about?
or hog nosed..there is southern and eastern in NC..which one?

If there are only a few, I would include all of them. If there are a lot, I would try to get overarching information on all of them. See previous discussion on this topic on previous pages in this thread.

Thanks, I had asked the same question before too, but I wanted to try to re word it.

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby splane21 » April 27th, 2019, 7:14 am

How do you ID the difference between a milk snake and a king snake (physical differences)?
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby kate! » April 27th, 2019, 7:36 am

splane21 wrote:How do you ID the difference between a milk snake and a king snake (physical differences)?

Milk snakes are a subspecies of king snakes, so first of all you don't need to know how to ID them, and second of all I don't think there is any discernable difference besides the fact that there are more varieties of milk snake colorations.
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby vehicleguy » July 14th, 2019, 10:55 am

This question is directed towards binder events in general. When you research information for your binder, do you add only the most important information about the specimen's diet, reproduction etc., or do you copy and paste large chunks of text?
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby PeptoBismol » July 14th, 2019, 1:17 pm

If I copy and paste text, most of it is just fluff that makes it harder to find. I just put the important information.

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby Kyky » July 14th, 2019, 5:45 pm

When I'm lazy, I copy paste and highlight important stuff. But I wouldn't recommend doing it alot. You're able to learn best when you put the information into your own words and you're able to retain the info better if you phrase it your own way imo.
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