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Re: Fossils B/C

Posted: March 25th, 2020, 1:20 pm
by pb5754
ChimpLopez wrote:
March 25th, 2020, 12:46 pm
Also, I think it would be cool if they added more rocks/minerals to the list, since some people who are seniors might miss out on competing in Rocks due to the whole 2020 rules replay situation.
Yeah I would also really like that but I doubt it has any chance of happening :cry:

Re: Fossils B/C

Posted: March 25th, 2020, 4:51 pm
by EwwPhysics
hmmm wrote:
March 25th, 2020, 1:12 pm
dchen22 wrote:
March 25th, 2020, 10:10 am
What changes (if any) would you like to see to the Fossils list next year?
remove any 2 of astarte/nucula/glycymeris
Agreed.

I personally would like more protists... but I sorta have a feeling that I’m the minority when it comes to that. Also more invertebrates (but again, probably more people prefer vertebrates...).

Re: Fossils B/C

Posted: March 25th, 2020, 4:56 pm
by dchen22
EwwPhysics wrote:
March 25th, 2020, 4:51 pm
hmmm wrote:
March 25th, 2020, 1:12 pm
dchen22 wrote:
March 25th, 2020, 10:10 am
What changes (if any) would you like to see to the Fossils list next year?
remove any 2 of astarte/nucula/glycymeris
Agreed.

I personally would like more protists... but I sorta have a feeling that I’m the minority when it comes to that. Also more invertebrates (but again, probably more people prefer vertebrates...).
Same, I prefer invertebrates (but taxonomy for protists sucks). I would like more plants 🌱 too.

Re: Fossils B/C

Posted: March 27th, 2020, 8:51 am
by llxlexillx
Some of the fossils on this years test seemed way harder then past years i have seen.

Re: Fossils B/C

Posted: March 29th, 2020, 3:48 pm
by Fyren
I agree, more plants would be nice. Kind of boring to see the same plants over and over in tests since there's only so many on the list to be tested on.

Re: Fossils B/C

Posted: March 30th, 2020, 12:04 am
by khtungpalan
Do you guys think they will change a lot in the fossils list next year?

Re: Fossils B/C

Posted: March 30th, 2020, 5:00 am
by EwwPhysics
khtungpalan wrote:
March 30th, 2020, 12:04 am
Do you guys think they will change a lot in the fossils list next year?
They’ve mentioned making changes to the orni list, but for some reason I haven’t seen anything about fossils. It doesn’t really make sense that they would change the orni list but not the fossils list... I hope they didn’t forget about us :shock:

Re: Fossils B/C

Posted: April 4th, 2020, 6:44 am
by BennyTheJett
In all likeliness there will be some minor changes, like adding or removing 2 or 3 specimens. It is highly unlikely that there will be any large changes on the fossils list or how the event is run next year. That being said, I would love it if they would add some rocks or something to the list for the seniors that miss out on R+M (I just don't think it'll happen).

Re: Fossils B/C

Posted: April 8th, 2020, 8:43 am
by dchen22
Is there any way to distinguish between the leaves of Acer and Platanus if the base of the leaf where the veins branch is not given?
For example this specimen:
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... s_leaf.jpg

Re: Fossils B/C

Posted: April 8th, 2020, 8:51 am
by BennyTheJett
Per twig from a few pages ago. He mentions more than just where they branch, and I think he does a good job explaining.
twig wrote:
February 24th, 2020, 6:49 pm
How many times do I have to answer this? (this is probably my 4-5th time answering the same question, so don't ask this again)
Look at the veins. Platanus has 3 main veins that branch into two separate veins, and Acer does not have these branching veins.
Another way to tell is by the flowers and also the shape of the leaf. It's just that simple.