Herpetology B/C

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby cbrant554 » January 16th, 2019, 5:24 pm

Are we allowed to use a published field guide in the herpetology event? If so, what's the best one?
As of the new rules for this year, only a student-made binder is allowed for competitions. Field guides can still be useful for gathering information and studying, though (Peterson's field guides are usually recommended), but aren't allowed in competitions.
You could, if you wanted to that badly, just photocopy the field guide and put it in your binder but yea you cant have it by itself

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby Almandine2 » January 17th, 2019, 9:50 pm

lol the same stuff gets asked every year here
Herpetology, ALWAYS HERPETOLOGY

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » January 18th, 2019, 8:41 am

lol the same stuff gets asked every year here
Multiple times every year :P

But that's what we're here for!

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby dish123 » January 26th, 2019, 12:16 pm

We are having a little trouble with fact sheets? Where can we find information? How much do we need? What websites should we use? Do they have to be only for our state for "where they are found" or all of the country?

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby Kyanite » January 26th, 2019, 1:35 pm

We are having a little trouble with fact sheets? Where can we find information? How much do we need? What websites should we use? Do they have to be only for our state for "where they are found" or all of the country?
You use various sources, ie: Wiki, Field Guides and various websites, here are some links to get you started.
https://scioly.org/wiki/index.php/Herpetology http://www.californiaherps.com/ http://www.michherp.org/miherps.html https://lsa.umich.edu/ummz/herps.html
For another way to find resources go to the specimens wiki page and use the links they had referenced to create the page.

You put down as much information as you feel you need/want, typically in the past I would have included: Name, Characteristics, Pictures, Size, Colors, Reproduction, Feeding habits, Name origin, "Fun facts", anatomical aspects, locations where its found and any relation to people whether its a threat, economic resource or threatened by people. Make sure you know the gist of the information rather then just copying and pasting wiki pages.

You should include every location they are present within the US not just to your state.

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby dish123 » January 26th, 2019, 3:16 pm

We are having a little trouble with fact sheets? Where can we find information? How much do we need? What websites should we use? Do they have to be only for our state for "where they are found" or all of the country?
You use various sources, ie: Wiki, Field Guides and various websites, here are some links to get you started.
https://scioly.org/wiki/index.php/Herpetology http://www.californiaherps.com/ http://www.michherp.org/miherps.html https://lsa.umich.edu/ummz/herps.html
For another way to find resources go to the specimens wiki page and use the links they had referenced to create the page.

You put down as much information as you feel you need/want, typically in the past I would have included: Name, Characteristics, Pictures, Size, Colors, Reproduction, Feeding habits, Name origin, "Fun facts", anatomical aspects, locations where its found and any relation to people whether its a threat, economic resource or threatened by people. Make sure you know the gist of the information rather then just copying and pasting wiki pages.

You should include every location they are present within the US not just to your state.
Thanks!

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » January 26th, 2019, 3:40 pm

We are having a little trouble with fact sheets? Where can we find information? How much do we need? What websites should we use? Do they have to be only for our state for "where they are found" or all of the country?
You use various sources, ie: Wiki, Field Guides and various websites, here are some links to get you started.
https://scioly.org/wiki/index.php/Herpetology http://www.californiaherps.com/ http://www.michherp.org/miherps.html https://lsa.umich.edu/ummz/herps.html
For another way to find resources go to the specimens wiki page and use the links they had referenced to create the page.

You put down as much information as you feel you need/want, typically in the past I would have included: Name, Characteristics, Pictures, Size, Colors, Reproduction, Feeding habits, Name origin, "Fun facts", anatomical aspects, locations where its found and any relation to people whether its a threat, economic resource or threatened by people. Make sure you know the gist of the information rather then just copying and pasting wiki pages.

You should include every location they are present within the US not just to your state.
Also Wikipedia

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby venusaur711 » February 1st, 2019, 1:49 pm

We are having a little trouble with fact sheets? Where can we find information? How much do we need? What websites should we use? Do they have to be only for our state for "where they are found" or all of the country?
You use various sources, ie: Wiki, Field Guides and various websites, here are some links to get you started.
https://scioly.org/wiki/index.php/Herpetology http://www.californiaherps.com/ http://www.michherp.org/miherps.html https://lsa.umich.edu/ummz/herps.html
For another way to find resources go to the specimens wiki page and use the links they had referenced to create the page.

You put down as much information as you feel you need/want, typically in the past I would have included: Name, Characteristics, Pictures, Size, Colors, Reproduction, Feeding habits, Name origin, "Fun facts", anatomical aspects, locations where its found and any relation to people whether its a threat, economic resource or threatened by people. Make sure you know the gist of the information rather then just copying and pasting wiki pages.

You should include every location they are present within the US not just to your state.
Also Wikipedia
Is Wikipedia a super rel able resource though?

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby venusaur711 » February 1st, 2019, 1:49 pm


You use various sources, ie: Wiki, Field Guides and various websites, here are some links to get you started.
https://scioly.org/wiki/index.php/Herpetology http://www.californiaherps.com/ http://www.michherp.org/miherps.html https://lsa.umich.edu/ummz/herps.html
For another way to find resources go to the specimens wiki page and use the links they had referenced to create the page.

You put down as much information as you feel you need/want, typically in the past I would have included: Name, Characteristics, Pictures, Size, Colors, Reproduction, Feeding habits, Name origin, "Fun facts", anatomical aspects, locations where its found and any relation to people whether its a threat, economic resource or threatened by people. Make sure you know the gist of the information rather then just copying and pasting wiki pages.

You should include every location they are present within the US not just to your state.
Also Wikipedia
Is Wikipedia a super rel able resource though?
*reliable

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby Kyanite » February 1st, 2019, 2:33 pm

Also Wikipedia
Is Wikipedia a super rel able resource though?
*reliable
It definitely is to a degree, wiki has a bad reputation but it has gotten a lot more reliable in the past couple years. I used it as a last resort for some information but I always starred the information or put it into italics so I would remember that the information could be less reliable. I would often just use the wiki pages for the reference links at the bottom as they were often reputable sites.


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