Herpetology B/C

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » October 8th, 2018, 5:38 pm

longshot0921 wrote:
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I have an invitation coming up and I haven't completed my reference pages yet, so would it be legal to attack a field guide to a binder this way?

I would assume you can attack a field guide to your binder as long as it fits in a 2 inch one.


I'll try it at the invitational and I'll just hope I won't get penalized or DQed. I'm currently creating my own reference pages for the future. I'll let you know how it goes.

2 inch binders are pretty limiting though so I wouldn't suggest doing this for competitions later on in the season

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby anagene » October 9th, 2018, 5:12 am

longshot0921 wrote:Since I don't have a printer friendly version of my field guide, can I just tape a piece of paper to it with three holes to attach to the 2-inch binder?


Depends on your ES. Where is your invitational ?
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby Kyanite » October 10th, 2018, 10:49 am

longshot0921 wrote:
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I have an invitation coming up and I haven't completed my reference pages yet, so would it be legal to attack a field guide to a binder this way?

I would assume you can attack a field guide to your binder as long as it fits in a 2 inch one.


I'll try it at the invitational and I'll just hope I won't get penalized or DQed. I'm currently creating my own reference pages for the future. I'll let you know how it goes.


You should be able to get way with it if the invitational is early on and more relaxed, but if its a more intense tournament that is known to have tough tests and good proctors you should have your coach check ahead of time with the hosts and ES to see if it would be acceptable.

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby dvegadvol » October 10th, 2018, 11:45 am

The thing is, while the field guides contain a fair bit of info, they are inconsistent from entry to entry. It would be difficult, at best, to be competitive...

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby Froggie » October 10th, 2018, 2:22 pm

dvegadvol wrote:The thing is, while the field guides contain a fair bit of info, they are inconsistent from entry to entry. It would be difficult, at best, to be competitive...

That’s why I wouldn’t recommended it; not only that, it’s hard to read, flip from page to page, keep the book on the page you want, and there’s no saying whether all the organisms on the list are in your field guide.
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby Kyanite » October 11th, 2018, 10:32 am

dvegadvol wrote:The thing is, while the field guides contain a fair bit of info, they are inconsistent from entry to entry. It would be difficult, at best, to be competitive...


This is very true, they often leave out key specifics and are often times outdated when compared to the information you can gather yourself. But if your notes are not finished its better then nothing.

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby gl10086 » October 14th, 2018, 5:19 pm

So, I'm new to this and my teacher is making me write a list of materials and tools I need for each event. Can anyone tell me what I need for this one?
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby SnakesRCute » October 14th, 2018, 5:27 pm

gl10086 wrote:So, I'm new to this and my teacher is making me write a list of materials and tools I need for each event. Can anyone tell me what I need for this one?

A binder/Field guide, pens/pencils, and a list
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » October 14th, 2018, 5:47 pm

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gl10086 wrote:So, I'm new to this and my teacher is making me write a list of materials and tools I need for each event. Can anyone tell me what I need for this one?

A binder/Field guide, pens/pencils, and a list

No field guides anymore. Check the rules for event requirements; they're online on https://soinc.org.

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby SnakesRCute » October 14th, 2018, 7:13 pm

UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F wrote:
SnakesRCute wrote:
gl10086 wrote:So, I'm new to this and my teacher is making me write a list of materials and tools I need for each event. Can anyone tell me what I need for this one?

A binder/Field guide, pens/pencils, and a list

No field guides anymore. Check the rules for event requirements; they're online on https://soinc.org.

My bad. I never really used a field guide so I probably just skipped over that part in the rules.
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby seffnelsus » October 15th, 2018, 12:39 pm

Last year we were able to bring field guides instead of binders. It didn't say this on the actual rules itself, but the state allowed us to. Would this be able to be used again this year? Or do you recommend us not to? Of course, I used the better option and got a big binder and filled it with more information than the field guide has, but a few people I know were wondering this, and I want to make sure we're being correct here. :D
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » October 15th, 2018, 12:45 pm

seffnelsus wrote:Last year we were able to bring field guides instead of binders. It didn't say this on the actual rules itself, but the state allowed us to. Would this be able to be used again this year? Or do you recommend us not to? Of course, I used the better option and got a big binder and filled it with more information than the field guide has, but a few people I know were wondering this, and I want to make sure we're being correct here. :D

You will probably not be allowed to use field guides. You can of course three hole punch it into your binder, but that takes up space, and space is limited this year.

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby seffnelsus » October 15th, 2018, 12:53 pm

UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F wrote:
seffnelsus wrote:Last year we were able to bring field guides instead of binders. It didn't say this on the actual rules itself, but the state allowed us to. Would this be able to be used again this year? Or do you recommend us not to? Of course, I used the better option and got a big binder and filled it with more information than the field guide has, but a few people I know were wondering this, and I want to make sure we're being correct here. :D

You will probably not be allowed to use field guides. You can of course three hole punch it into your binder, but that takes up space, and space is limited this year.


Thanks! I was assuming that was going to be the case. Just means we need to be more organised with how we use up space ;)
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby PeptoBismol » October 20th, 2018, 10:38 pm

I know sexual maturity is a very common topic in herpetology. I looked up two different species in a genus and found that they have different sexual maturities. What should I do in this situation?

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby kate! » October 21st, 2018, 6:42 am

PeptoBismol wrote:I know sexual maturity is a very common topic in herpetology. I looked up two different species in a genus and found that they have different sexual maturities. What should I do in this situation?

I guess you should just write down both. I mean, they don't test on species, but sometimes there are notable characteristics of a species that maybe could show up on a test, and this seems to be one of them.
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