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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby paleonaps » June 2nd, 2011, 6:37 pm

Apparently the B test had amazing specimens, but the C test...shiver. Terrible specimens.
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby Kokonilly » June 2nd, 2011, 7:00 pm

Apparently the B test had amazing specimens, but the C test...shiver. Terrible specimens.
Actually, I though the fossil specimens were pretty good...

EDIT: Oh, ornithology. >.<

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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby Cheesy Pie » June 3rd, 2011, 4:51 am

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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby anatomy » June 4th, 2011, 2:36 pm

All the competitions that i have competed in for fossils had amazing fossil specimens
i prefer specimens because then you can easily analyze them, and it makes it easier for you to identify the specimen.
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby Cheesy Pie » June 4th, 2011, 4:17 pm

Yeah and pictures aren't always accurate.
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby gneissisnice » June 4th, 2011, 5:46 pm

Yeah and pictures aren't always accurate.
It can be hard to tell size from a picture too, and size is often an important factor.
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby Cheesy Pie » June 5th, 2011, 8:45 am

They generally don't have a size key, and coloration can be off.
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby mingtian » June 5th, 2011, 9:16 am

They generally don't have a size key, and coloration can be off.
Oh, I HATE black and white and low rez pics. It's so hard to distinguish shapes.

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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby butter side up » June 5th, 2011, 10:38 am

They generally don't have a size key, and coloration can be off.
Oh, I HATE black and white and low rez pics. It's so hard to distinguish shapes.
Yeah, we had one test that all the stations were black and white and you couldn't distinguish anything. The supervisors told us that if we needed a better look at a specimen, we could look at the original test that the copies were made from, but when there is a limited amount of time at each station, that wasn't practical. Whenever possible, samples are always preferable.
How does everybody deal with pictures without size key or that are blurry? We just make a guess, but are there any good hints?
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby Kokonilly » June 5th, 2011, 11:06 am

How does everybody deal with pictures without size key or that are blurry? We just make a guess, but are there any good hints?
Seeing as Fossils is no longer an event...
Anyway, I've taken a (practice) test in black-and-white. You muddle through. The interesting thing is that neither my partner and I have (had) any sense of size. I remember at state I was really surprised that Worthenia was so small.

But really, guys... Fossils is going. Is it really worth it to mull over it this much? I love it, but shouldn't we be prepping for Rocks?

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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby mingtian » June 5th, 2011, 11:18 am

How does everybody deal with pictures without size key or that are blurry? We just make a guess, but are there any good hints?
Seeing as Fossils is no longer an event...
Anyway, I've taken a (practice) test in black-and-white. You muddle through. The interesting thing is that neither my partner and I have (had) any sense of size. I remember at state I was really surprised that Worthenia was so small.

But really, guys... Fossils is going. Is it really worth it to mull over it this much? I love it, but shouldn't we be prepping for Rocks?
I heard Rocks and Minerals is such a better event.

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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby Cheesy Pie » June 5th, 2011, 3:13 pm

Yeah and pictures are generally exaggerated.
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby anatomy » June 5th, 2011, 3:33 pm

I haven't done
rocks and minerals, so i wonder if the R&M pictures are better than the fossil ones.
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby quizbowl » June 5th, 2011, 3:34 pm

I haven't done
rocks and minerals, so i wonder if the R&M pictures are better than the fossil ones.
I doubt that they'd give you pictures - rocks and minerals are much more easier to come across compared to fossils.
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby anatomy » June 5th, 2011, 3:35 pm

oh, so no pictures
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