Herpetology B/C

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Post by waffletree » December 13th, 2018, 7:52 am

kate! wrote:
waffletree wrote:hi, im kinda new to herp, and im trying to do research on the torrent salamanders, and wondered what species i should be referring to; Olympic or Southern?
Since we aren't required to identify down to the species, I suggest you include information on both because they make up the family, which is what you do need to identify.
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Post by dvegadvol » December 13th, 2018, 6:50 pm

Except you'll often be shown a picture of a specific species and asked to identify the Family or Genera. If you don't know the species in a Family, you're at a significant disadvantage...

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Post by UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » December 13th, 2018, 7:08 pm

dvegadvol wrote:Except you'll often be shown a picture of a specific species and asked to identify the Family or Genera. If you don't know the species in a Family, you're at a significant disadvantage...
Small correction: every specimen is in a specific species

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Post by ezrobertson » December 15th, 2018, 8:24 am

heihei wrote:Hey! So I'm new to this whole forum thing, but I just wanted to say that the materials you can bring for Herpetology changed from last year. I didn't realize it until I read the materials list, so for anyone who also hasn't read through the paper yet, you can't bring a book anymore like last year. All information has to be in a three ring binder that can be up to two inches thick.
so we cant bring those fat books with pictures?
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Post by kate! » December 15th, 2018, 8:27 am

ezrobertson wrote:
heihei wrote:Hey! So I'm new to this whole forum thing, but I just wanted to say that the materials you can bring for Herpetology changed from last year. I didn't realize it until I read the materials list, so for anyone who also hasn't read through the paper yet, you can't bring a book anymore like last year. All information has to be in a three ring binder that can be up to two inches thick.
so we cant bring those fat books with pictures?
:evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :!: :!:
Theoretically you could photocopy pages and put them in your binder, or just rip pages out. It would be more efficient to just make a binder, though.
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Post by Almandine2 » December 15th, 2018, 1:26 pm

In my experience, the people who failed the most and worst were the ones who didn't make a binder. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Post by dvegadvol » December 16th, 2018, 10:56 am

Agreed. Without a binder you can't be competitive. The information in any of the guides vary greatly in depth of information from genus to genus...

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Post by emmalasagna » December 21st, 2018, 4:38 pm

kate! wrote:
ezrobertson wrote:
heihei wrote:Hey! So I'm new to this whole forum thing, but I just wanted to say that the materials you can bring for Herpetology changed from last year. I didn't realize it until I read the materials list, so for anyone who also hasn't read through the paper yet, you can't bring a book anymore like last year. All information has to be in a three ring binder that can be up to two inches thick.
so we cant bring those fat books with pictures?
:evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :!: :!:
Theoretically you could photocopy pages and put them in your binder, or just rip pages out. It would be more efficient to just make a binder, though.
This is what my partner and I did for Rustin last year when we didn't have a binder at all...we got 43rd I think? I agree, binders are more efficient.
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Post by OctoPiGenius » December 27th, 2018, 7:34 pm

emmalasagna wrote:
kate! wrote:
ezrobertson wrote: so we cant bring those fat books with pictures?
:evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :!: :!:
Theoretically you could photocopy pages and put them in your binder, or just rip pages out. It would be more efficient to just make a binder, though.
This is what my partner and I did for Rustin last year when we didn't have a binder at all...we got 43rd I think? I agree, binders are more efficient.
Yep! It's also easier to organize binders the way you want & it's easier to write in them.
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Post by cbrant554 » January 2nd, 2019, 11:26 pm

Is the scientific name of a rosy boa Lichanura trivirgata or Charina trivirgata because on the list it says that the genus is charina and so it would be the first part of its scientific name but anywhere I look it says that it is Lichanura is this just another name for the genus or what? The same thing for lined snakes I get a whole different genus for them so what should I do?

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