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Re: True or False? (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:39 pm

True, a scorpion breastfeeds its live young and has hair all over its body.
True, all insects are mammals.

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Re: True or False? (RV)

Unread postby Heksie » Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:11 pm

Porridge you are it :thumbs_up:

1. False
No, scorpions are not insects.

They are arthropods - meaning they have an exoskeleton and jointed legs - but they are in a different group of arthropods from the insects.

Insects have six legs, and most have four wings, with three body sections (head, thorax, abdomen).

Scorpions are arachnids, more closely related to spiders, ticks and horseshoe crabs than they are to insects


2. False
Mammal:
Mammal (Mammals, the class of vertebrate animals characterized by the presence of sweat glands, including sweat glands modified for milk production, hair, three middle ear bones used in hearing, and a neocortex region in the brain)


Scorpion
Scorpions are predatory arthropod animals of the order Scorpiones within the class Arachnida. They have eight legs and are easily recognized by the pair of grasping claws and the narrow, segmented tail, often carried in a characteristic forward curve over the back, ending with a venomous stinger.
and an exoskeleton... I don't believe they are mammals. Are spiders mammals?
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Re: True or False? (RV)

Unread postby Porridge » Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:01 am

Heksie wrote: and an exoskeleton... I don't believe they are mammals. Are spiders mammals?


OWN says so, so it must be true :lol: :lol:

True or false: Elephant cows are normally the more aggressive of the sexes?
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Re: Fact or myth (RV)

Unread postby Philip1 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:17 pm

:) Hello Heksie :wink:
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Re: True or False? (RV)

Unread postby Philip1 » Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:57 pm

:hmz: Let me give it a try: False
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Re: True or False? (RV)

Unread postby BushFairy » Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:09 pm

Hmmm.... Um, I would say FALSE and I'll try and justify why I say so.

Okay so, herd cows, particularly the matriarch, are aggressive in terms of protecting their young and warding off anyone or anything that they deem a threat. This I would categorise as protective rather than aggressive.

Bulls on the other hand are more naturally aggressive as they have higher testosterone levels (which is directly associated with aggression), they have to physically fight each other for dominance and mating rights. Bulls in musth have an even higher testosterone level and are very irritable and aggressive, and are sparked off by even the most, seemingly insignificant, incident. This I would categorise as aggressive rather than protective.
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Re: True or False? (RV)

Unread postby picnic » Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:18 pm

False. :hmz:

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Re: Fact or myth (RV)

Unread postby picnic » Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:20 pm

:hmz: Heksie. :whistle:

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Re: True or False? (RV)

Unread postby Porridge » Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:26 pm

I'm going to leave this one going for a little bit more ...

Good justification there, BF. I can see I'm going to have to explain myself soon :)
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Re: Fact or myth (RV)

Unread postby Heksie » Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:34 pm

O gatta pattatta :slap:
Ok so I say fact... Well done to the fact boys :w:
The waterholes that was put in by the Park has attracted more antelope like the zebra and willies which in turn brought a lot of predators aka golden kitty and the spotted hyena (of which is the biggest enemy of his bro mr brownie) so they have moved on to greener pastures :thumbs_up:
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Re: Fact or myth (RV)

Unread postby Heksie » Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:37 pm

So Dr Phil you are iT...
BTW have you found a brownie on your trip? :hmz:

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Re: Fact or myth (RV)

Unread postby DrPhil » Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:33 am

Nope I found Civet, Eland and Sable but no brownie. I think Camera traps or Scipio is the only way to get a photo of one. The normal Kruger visitor just does not spend enough time in the park to see the rarest of the rare. But then again I'm not the luckiest guy around. Have used it all up on the golf course so the chances of you finding one is much greater than mine. :thumbs_up:

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Re: True or False? (RV)

Unread postby Porridge » Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:46 pm

Ok, so here's what I have from notes from my game lodge management course:

Be very careful of cows with their calves. The females are normally the more aggressive of the sexes, and are extremely protective of their calves. There will be times when a female will give no warning at all that she intends to charge. The bulls will generally give a mock charge and make an exhibition of the charge, but seldom carry it through. On some occasions, however, they will charge. A cow on the other hand will more than likely carry through on the charge. Cows have been known to charge vehicles for a couple of kilometres.


So I guess the question is open to interpretation. Because BF gave such a thought-provoking justification to his reply, I'm handing the baton over.

BF, you're it :thumbs_up:
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Re: Fact or myth (RV)

Unread postby Rooies » Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:03 pm

Heksie wrote:O gatta pattatta :slap:
Ok so I say fact... Well done to the fact boys :w:
The waterholes that was put in by the Park has attracted more antelope like the zebra and willies which in turn brought a lot of predators aka golden kitty and the spotted hyena (of which is the biggest enemy of his bro mr brownie) so they have moved on to greener pastures :thumbs_up:


heksie, I don't want to argue with you unnecessary , but how do you explain all the Brownies in KTP. There are also lots of man made water holes, lions, leopards and spotties?
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Re: Fact or myth (RV)

Unread postby picnic » Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:46 pm

Phil :hmz: Don't know, haven't done that yet.


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