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Re: The Kgalagadi Quiz - OQ

Unread post by bishop3006 » Thu Sep 09, 2010 9:44 pm

Camelthorn tree?
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Unread post by bishop3006 » Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:09 pm

Welwitschia? Isn't there an ant species that is dependent upon it?
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Unread post by Siobain » Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:28 pm

onewithnature wrote:The springbok has several adaptations to enable a successful existence in the harsh, arid environment they inhabit:
1)They are opportunists in their feeding behaviour. During the hot, rainy summers, springbok primarily graze on grasses and turn to browsing on shrubs in the colder and drier winters. They are also fond of feeding on flowers when available, and when water is scarce springbok seek out moisture-rich roots, tubers and succulent foliage 2) Springbok will drink water whenever it is available, but also maintain their water balance by feeding at night, when the rise in humidity increases the water content of vegetation.
3)Springboks are opportunistic breeders and can breed year-round, often synchronising the birth of their young with periods of high rainfall when there is an abundance of green grass shoots to feed on.

These things make them durable and able to breed successively, with a low mortality rate amongst the herds.

Apologies for forgetting this one!!

Thanks for the answer OWN :thumbs_up:

Another factor I found interesting; It is said that the Springbok reproduction rate is higher than any other antelope. Nearly every adult female produces a lamb each year, no matter how poor the conditions. In other antelope, dry conditions severely depress the pregnancy rate, if conditions are very good, six month old Sprinbok lambs may become pregnant and will lamb at just more than one year of age, when they are not yet full-grown. Furthermore, within days of lambing, a female may fall pregnant again, and thus produce two lambs in a 13-month period, other antelope can produce only one lamb per year.
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Unread post by Elzet » Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:37 pm

bishop3006 wrote:Welwitschia? Isn't there an ant species that is dependent upon it?




Nope.
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Sherpherds tree?

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Unread post by onewithnature » Mon Sep 27, 2010 9:45 am

Thanks for adding those very interesting facts, Siobain. Top Q! :dance: :dance:
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Unread post by Elzet » Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:19 am

Nope.


Remember to indicate the dependent creature too. :wink:
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Unread post by lion queen » Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:54 pm

Wow this is a stunning quiz. Have never been in here.

Just as a matter of interest my dad has slides with camels and wild dogs on. Must have taken them some where in the 70's. The camels were at twee rivieren and the wild dogs at samevloeiing.

Elzet don;t have the faintest idea of what tree you are talking about.
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Unread post by Elzet » Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:42 pm

Hiya Lion Queen :dance: :dance: , why don't you join us in the quizzes. Sure Upington's night life leaves much to be desired... i.e. the street lights are not even on. :lol: :lol: :tongue: :tongue:


Camels were plentiful. I asked a related Q a while ago. Google camels Kalahari Gemsbok and see what it delivers. Most of them are now found in the South of Botswana, if I recall correctly. :redface: :redface:
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Unread post by lion queen » Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:11 am

Hi LZ,

Just made my first post on the no kudu horns one! Some of these others are way to difficult for me. I'll read them and hopefully learn something!!

The RV ones won't see me posting, just might be that I'm it and where do you think will I get a question from!! Think I'll pm you then!! :whistle:
When my dad took the pic the camals were in a pen at the camp!!! Sounds like a zoo!!

nightlife? There's something called that out there???
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Unread post by lion queen » Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:39 am

OWN,

I don't want to make the Quiz thred a Chit chat, but would you like to see them??? or are you just shocked??? :D
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Unread post by Micetta » Thu Oct 07, 2010 11:03 am

Blue Pea (Libeckia linearifolia)

This blue shrub's nutritional value does not diminish as it ages. Insects consume even the dead plant material from this shrub. Livestock do not eat the Blue Pea and it remains untouched in the veldt where cattle feed. It is however, an important food for the black Parastizopus bug and plays a vital role in this insect's life cycle.


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Unread post by Elzet » Sat Oct 09, 2010 6:28 pm

Micetta, saw in another thread that you made a remark about your hair colour. :lol: :lol: :lol: Nothing wrong with it, though, cause you're right! :clap: :clap: :dance: :dance: :thumbs_up:
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Unread post by Micetta » Sat Oct 09, 2010 6:42 pm

:dance: :dance:

Now comes the difficulty though :doh: OK, I'll think of something :whistle:

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Re: The Kgalagadi Quiz - OQ

Unread post by Micetta » Sat Oct 09, 2010 6:48 pm

One of the water holes between Nossob and Union's End is called "Bedinkt", why this strange name?


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