Herpetology B/C

User avatar
kate!
Member
Member
Posts: 434
Joined: October 11th, 2017, 12:07 pm
Division: C
State: NY
Location: Ward Melville HS

Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby kate! » November 27th, 2018, 4:02 pm

Hello, I was wondering how much trivia we would need to know for each order and genus, or if it's even relevant at all.
Thanks
Okay this may not be good advice because I've never actually competed but I think that you should know things like state reptiles, etymology, information specifically pertaining to your state, but just things that you think are relevant and different from other genera/orders. For example, the fact that a species of Ensatina is a ring species.
Two years ago I knew stuff about rocks, minerals, experiments, and ecosystems, yay!
Last year I knew stuff about amphibians, reptiles, water, and more experiments, yay again!
Now I'm learning stuff about oceanography, fossils, and writing/following instructions, yay for the third time!

User avatar
isotelus
Member
Member
Posts: 87
Joined: May 23rd, 2018, 6:32 pm
Division: B
State: TX

Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby isotelus » November 27th, 2018, 4:03 pm

Hello, I was wondering how much trivia we would need to know for each order and genus, or if it's even relevant at all.
Thanks
Okay this may not be good advice because I've never actually competed but I think that you should know things like state reptiles, etymology, information specifically pertaining to your state, but just things that you think are relevant and different from other genera/orders. For example, the fact that a species of Ensatina is a ring species.
Ok, thank you!
'19 Season B: Fossils, ELG, Solar System
'19 Nationals B: Parasitology (1st), Sci Quiz Bowl (10th), WAYTTTM (7th)
'20 Season C: A&P, DGen, PMod, Orni

SLHS '23

User avatar
Kyanite
Member
Member
Posts: 202
Joined: November 6th, 2017, 8:43 am
Division: Grad
State: WA
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby Kyanite » November 28th, 2018, 10:34 am

Hello, I was wondering how much trivia we would need to know for each order and genus, or if it's even relevant at all.
Thanks
Last year some notable ones I saw over and over were state reptiles/amphibians, locations of interest (ie blind salamanders in Texas), venom facts, defense mechanisms and unique adaptations. Essentially if a genus has something fairly unusual about it, expect them to ask questions about it.

karanbe123
Member
Member
Posts: 15
Joined: January 25th, 2018, 8:15 am
Division: B
State: TX

Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby karanbe123 » November 28th, 2018, 2:14 pm

Hello, I was wondering how much trivia we would need to know for each order and genus, or if it's even relevant at all.
Thanks
Last year some notable ones I saw over and over were state reptiles/amphibians, locations of interest (ie blind salamanders in Texas), venom facts, defense mechanisms and unique adaptations. Essentially if a genus has something fairly unusual about it, expect them to ask questions about it.
Yeah, at this point its I wouldn't even call it trivia because they are asked so often.
Beckendorff 2016-2019
Seven Lakes

cbrant554
Member
Member
Posts: 110
Joined: April 21st, 2018, 11:57 am
Division: C
State: IN
Location: VHS

Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby cbrant554 » November 29th, 2018, 7:38 am

Hello, I was wondering how much trivia we would need to know for each order and genus, or if it's even relevant at all.
Thanks
Last year some notable ones I saw over and over were state reptiles/amphibians, locations of interest (ie blind salamanders in Texas), venom facts, defense mechanisms and unique adaptations. Essentially if a genus has something fairly unusual about it, expect them to ask questions about it.
Yeah, at this point its I wouldn't even call it trivia because they are asked so often.
I would group the genus facts with one of the animals in the genus and use that as your base like I see a lot of dusky salamander questions so I would put my Plethodontidae genus facts on the same page or a page after them

gl10086
Member
Member
Posts: 7
Joined: September 28th, 2018, 5:21 am

Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby gl10086 » November 30th, 2018, 6:19 pm

Hello! I was wondering if there were any websites that I could use for additional information besides the wiki page. Have any ideas?
"Everyone is weird. If you're not weird, you're weird." -Me

Yellow is the best color ever.

Everything is awesomesauce!

Peace out. 8-)

UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F
Exalted Member
Exalted Member
Posts: 1518
Joined: January 18th, 2015, 7:42 am
Division: C
State: PA

Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » November 30th, 2018, 6:21 pm

Hello! I was wondering if there were any websites that I could use for additional information besides the wiki page. Have any ideas?
Wikipedia :P

gl10086
Member
Member
Posts: 7
Joined: September 28th, 2018, 5:21 am

Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby gl10086 » November 30th, 2018, 6:27 pm

Hello! I was wondering if there were any websites that I could use for additional information besides the wiki page. Have any ideas?
Wikipedia :P
Thank you.
"Everyone is weird. If you're not weird, you're weird." -Me

Yellow is the best color ever.

Everything is awesomesauce!

Peace out. 8-)

dvegadvol
Member
Member
Posts: 60
Joined: December 18th, 2015, 3:03 pm

Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby dvegadvol » December 1st, 2018, 8:14 am

This is a great resource: https://animaldiversity.org/

cbrant554
Member
Member
Posts: 110
Joined: April 21st, 2018, 11:57 am
Division: C
State: IN
Location: VHS

Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby cbrant554 » December 2nd, 2018, 1:07 am

I recommend also trying to find online PDFs of field guides because they can be more consistent than some online resources


Return to “2019 Study Events”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest