Herpetology B/C

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Post by GurtYo » February 28th, 2019, 8:59 am

emmalasagna wrote:
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GurtYo wrote:I can seem to find very much information about Batrachoseps (slender salamander). Anyone else have some luck?
The same thing goes for web-toed salamanders (Hydromantes)
Sometimes, info can be hard to find for genera since many websites are a lot more detailed about species. When I can't find a lot of info about a genus, I'll usually just look at some of the most common species and combine info from those. It's not perfect, but it works.
So, for web-toed salamander I would write about the Shasta Salamander, since it is the salamander species I am finding a lot on?
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Post by emmalasagna » February 28th, 2019, 9:49 am

GurtYo wrote:
emmalasagna wrote:
GurtYo wrote:
The same thing goes for web-toed salamanders (Hydromantes)
Sometimes, info can be hard to find for genera since many websites are a lot more detailed about species. When I can't find a lot of info about a genus, I'll usually just look at some of the most common species and combine info from those. It's not perfect, but it works.
So, for web-toed salamander I would write about the Shasta Salamander, since it is the salamander species I am finding a lot on?
That would make sense.For Hydromantes, though, there are only 3 species, so it wouldn't be too hard to gather info on all three. But yes, since that one's probably the most well-researched, it would make sense to use a lot of that info for your notes.
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Post by GurtYo » February 28th, 2019, 10:51 am

emmalasagna wrote:
GurtYo wrote:
emmalasagna wrote:
Sometimes, info can be hard to find for genera since many websites are a lot more detailed about species. When I can't find a lot of info about a genus, I'll usually just look at some of the most common species and combine info from those. It's not perfect, but it works.
So, for web-toed salamander I would write about the Shasta Salamander, since it is the salamander species I am finding a lot on?
That would make sense.For Hydromantes, though, there are only 3 species, so it wouldn't be too hard to gather info on all three. But yes, since that one's probably the most well-researched, it would make sense to use a lot of that info for your notes.
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Post by nyu12345 » March 1st, 2019, 8:54 pm

How are you guys writing notes for the family Salamandridae?

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Post by krasabnk » March 5th, 2019, 5:21 pm

nyu12345 wrote:How are you guys writing notes for the family Salamandridae?
I take information from the different websites I find for newts and organize the information based on common species in my region. So like I could have a single species of newt that would have information on its life history and shape, etc. Note writing is generally up to the person making the notes, so whatever fits your organization style should work best for you.
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Post by krasabnk » March 5th, 2019, 5:24 pm

An additional question - Has anyone had a test where they had to listen to frog calls, regionals or states? So far in my experience, no such thing happened.
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Post by cbrant554 » March 5th, 2019, 5:29 pm

krasabnk wrote:An additional question - Has anyone had a test where they had to listen to frog calls, regionals or states? So far in my experience, no such thing happened.
I have had it at every single competition but if you go to state/nats I would expect it.

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Post by BennyTheJett » March 5th, 2019, 5:32 pm

krasabnk wrote:An additional question - Has anyone had a test where they had to listen to frog calls, regionals or states? So far in my experience, no such thing happened.
Haven't had it yet. I would expect it at state, and for sure nats. Thanks for reminding me to study these! :oops:
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Post by emmalasagna » March 6th, 2019, 9:59 am

krasabnk wrote:An additional question - Has anyone had a test where they had to listen to frog calls, regionals or states? So far in my experience, no such thing happened.
Yep, several times. iirc, it was also on the nats test last year.
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