Amphibians and Reptiles

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Re: Amphibians and Reptiles

Postby adam124218 » February 5th, 2009, 7:24 pm

The email I sent to you bounced, Emily...

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Re: Amphibians and Reptiles

Postby Emily » February 5th, 2009, 7:26 pm

Hmm thats odd. Do you want to try mynameisMnM@gmail.com?

If not thats fine, thanks for all the feedback everyone...

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Re: Amphibians and Reptiles

Postby mellolover » February 6th, 2009, 7:01 am

What do you have to do for amphibians and reptiles? My schedule got all messed up for the regionals. urgg. Now I'm going to have Crave the wave, Amphibians and reptiles, and science crime busters.

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Re: Amphibians and Reptiles

Postby Skink » February 8th, 2009, 1:04 pm

What do you have to do for amphibians and reptiles? My schedule got all messed up for the regionals.
Uhh, learn stuff? Use logic and reasoning? Turn pages?

You should take the time to study the Training Handout (the fundamentals of the event) and then learn what a lot of specimens eat, when they are active, how they reproduce, what certain structures are for, how they relate to their environment, what their range is, and so forth. Find the specimens here...be able to identify as many by sight as you can.

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Anyone here know how to deal with the bolded part of the rules (recordings of songs)? At a Div. C invitational I competed at in January, there was nada; however, yesterday, my Middle Schoolers came back to me complaining that a 'game' of some kind played four frog calls and they had to distinguish between them (what it really meant was blow four points by guessing). That throws me and everyone else on our team into a snare because none of us have any remote idea how to discern one call from another. I have a few Web sites with some already, but they're meaningless if there is no way to memorise them...have any pointers?

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Re: Amphibians and Reptiles

Postby dickyjones » February 8th, 2009, 5:21 pm

Not really. I'm having an awful time with it. There is a ridiculous amount of variety in calls among members of a single frog family and even genus. Right now I'm making a glossary of calls of the North American frog species that could be given in this event. I'm really just starting on actually learning them though. I'm putting some quick notes by each species of what the call sounds like (pitch and approximate number of 'beats' in a second). I'm sort of right now assuming they'll give a cricket frog or a bull frog and make it somewhat easy; because others will likely just make it guesswork.
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Re: Amphibians and Reptiles

Postby Liv » February 9th, 2009, 5:10 pm

let's just say one thing:thank you so much for not making us memorize everything in the field guide, ITS A REALLY BIG BOOK

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Re: Amphibians and Reptiles

Postby herper K8 » February 9th, 2009, 5:58 pm

Does anyone know if this is the last year for amphibians and reptiles?
I'm hoping that my team has a next year...
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Re: Amphibians and Reptiles

Postby dickyjones » February 9th, 2009, 6:20 pm

Probably.
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Re: Amphibians and Reptiles

Postby Guy » February 9th, 2009, 8:08 pm

Wait, last year in this rotation or last year ever?

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Re: Amphibians and Reptiles

Postby Deeisenberg » February 10th, 2009, 9:22 am

Wait, last year in this rotation or last year ever?
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