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COINTEST - And now for something completely different
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jangor



Joined: Jan 05, 2007
Posts: 144
Location: Surrey, BC

PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:37 pm    Post subject: COINTEST - And now for something completely different Reply with quote

This was originally designed to be a puzzle cache but then poor ole CB would have had another South Surrey puzzle to do and we wouldn't want that, now would we.

The prize is a pair of unactiveted Jangor Micro Kitties Geocoins.

The cointest is open to anyone who wants to play.

The rules are ours and there is no appeal to anyone. Well maybe Mrs. J but that is about it.

THE RULES:

1. You are allowed one guess per calendar day.

2. The first post with the correct answer wins.

3. New clues MAY be posted from time to time.

4. You can ask for clues in this thread but the questions must be in a form that has a yes or no answer. We may or may not respond, depending on the question and maybe whether it is raining outside, or whatever.

THE COINTEST.

B.C., like many other places has a problem with invasive species. Some are no more than a nuisance and some can choke out or threaten our native species. Some can make our native animals and pets very ill or even be deadly while there are a few that can be very dangerous for humans. In some places, Africanized bees are spreading north and doing great damage to the honey industry and these critters can be deadly to humans. Luckily our climate is probably too cold for them and the will not present a problem for us.

We are looking for a particular species and sub-species and your job is to determine what we are looking for. The first instance we can find documentation for the appearance of it anywhere in BC is the summer of 2001. It had spread to the Lower Mainland and was found in Vancouver in the spring of 2004. It has now spread throughout all of BC.

Don't forget that you need the sub-species and only get one guess per day.

Good Luck and start guessing.
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Mrs_Landsharkz



Joined: Dec 04, 2008
Posts: 295
Location: Victoria

PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:03 pm    Post subject: Re: COINTEST - And now for something completely different Reply with quote

Alliaria petiolata?
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jangor



Joined: Jan 05, 2007
Posts: 144
Location: Surrey, BC

PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:09 pm    Post subject: Re: COINTEST - And now for something completely different Reply with quote

Mrs_Landsharkz wrote:
Alliaria petiolata?

Sorry, no cigar.
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SOLONM



Joined: Apr 12, 2008
Posts: 125

PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:12 pm    Post subject: Re: COINTEST - And now for something completely different Reply with quote

geocache containers
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geodug



Joined: Apr 13, 2004
Posts: 161

PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:15 pm    Post subject: Re: COINTEST - And now for something completely different Reply with quote

Lamium purpureum
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jangor



Joined: Jan 05, 2007
Posts: 144
Location: Surrey, BC

PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:17 pm    Post subject: Re: COINTEST - And now for something completely different Reply with quote

SOLONM wrote:
geocache containers

No cigar.
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jangor



Joined: Jan 05, 2007
Posts: 144
Location: Surrey, BC

PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:19 pm    Post subject: Re: COINTEST - And now for something completely different Reply with quote

geodug wrote:
Lamium purpureum

No cigar here either.
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_canadianbacon_



Joined: Jan 05, 2004
Posts: 1154
Location: Surrey, BC, Canada

PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:19 pm    Post subject: Re: COINTEST - And now for something completely different Reply with quote

Species->Trackable Items Subspecies->Geocoin

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jangor



Joined: Jan 05, 2007
Posts: 144
Location: Surrey, BC

PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:20 pm    Post subject: Re: COINTEST - And now for something completely different Reply with quote

_canadianbacon_ wrote:
Species->Trackable Items Subspecies->Geocoin

Those are a good species. Jester so no cigar for CB
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gearhedd



Joined: Feb 16, 2007
Posts: 124

PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:21 pm    Post subject: Re: COINTEST - And now for something completely different Reply with quote

Hedera helix Baltica
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jangor



Joined: Jan 05, 2007
Posts: 144
Location: Surrey, BC

PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:23 pm    Post subject: Re: COINTEST - And now for something completely different Reply with quote

gearhedd wrote:
Hedera helix Baltica

Sorry - no cigar for gearhedd
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Doonchak



Joined: Sep 07, 2008
Posts: 81

PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:34 pm    Post subject: Re: COINTEST - And now for something completely different Reply with quote

Hieracium glomeratum
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savant9



Joined: May 02, 2009
Posts: 198
Location: Langley

PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:42 pm    Post subject: Re: COINTEST - And now for something completely different Reply with quote

Is it a plant?

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IRLPGUY



Joined: Mar 01, 2007
Posts: 174

PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:43 pm    Post subject: Re: COINTEST - And now for something completely different Reply with quote

How about BCGA subspecies Membership
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jangor



Joined: Jan 05, 2007
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Location: Surrey, BC

PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:46 pm    Post subject: Re: COINTEST - And now for something completely different Reply with quote

Doonchak wrote:
Hieracium glomeratum

Sorry, no cigar
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jangor



Joined: Jan 05, 2007
Posts: 144
Location: Surrey, BC

PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:48 pm    Post subject: Re: COINTEST - And now for something completely different Reply with quote

IRLPGUY wrote:
How about BCGA subspecies Membership

Shifty Be nice now. No cigar.
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jangor



Joined: Jan 05, 2007
Posts: 144
Location: Surrey, BC

PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:52 pm    Post subject: Re: COINTEST - And now for something completely different Reply with quote

savant9 wrote:
Is it a plant?

No. The gene pool just got a lot smaller.
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geodug



Joined: Apr 13, 2004
Posts: 161

PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:01 pm    Post subject: Re: COINTEST - And now for something completely different Reply with quote

Passer domesticus
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kpnieder



Joined: Aug 02, 2007
Posts: 12
Location: Kamloops, B.C.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:11 pm    Post subject: Re: COINTEST - And now for something completely different Reply with quote

Our guess is Cryptococcus neoformans
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jangor



Joined: Jan 05, 2007
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Location: Surrey, BC

PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:12 pm    Post subject: Re: COINTEST - And now for something completely different Reply with quote

geodug wrote:
Passer domesticus

Rule 1 applies here. LOL.
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jangor



Joined: Jan 05, 2007
Posts: 144
Location: Surrey, BC

PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:14 pm    Post subject: Re: COINTEST - And now for something completely different Reply with quote

kpnieder wrote:
Our guess is Cryptococcus neoformans

Sorry, no cigar. Please try again tomorrow.
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hollyburn



Joined: Jul 22, 2006
Posts: 162
Location: Vancouver

PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:25 pm    Post subject: Re: COINTEST - And now for something completely different Reply with quote

European Chafer
(Rhizotrogus majalis)

I think this is causing the raccoons to wreck the boulevards in my neighbourhood after the city brought in new soil after rerouting the sewer lines for Canada Line.
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scruffster



Joined: Sep 29, 2004
Posts: 1207
Location: Burnaby

PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:34 pm    Post subject: Re: COINTEST - And now for something completely different Reply with quote

Rana catesbeiana
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SOLONM



Joined: Apr 12, 2008
Posts: 125

PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:13 pm    Post subject: Re: COINTEST - And now for something completely different Reply with quote

Polistes dominulus is an invasive subspecies of Vespidae...sure hope I get a smiley on this one as it is WAY past my bed time but I had to wait out the clock to post it Party Hat
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jangor



Joined: Jan 05, 2007
Posts: 144
Location: Surrey, BC

PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:33 pm    Post subject: Re: COINTEST - And now for something completely different Reply with quote

No to all of the above. No cigars tonight.
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phatbennyb



Joined: Apr 21, 2008
Posts: 43

PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:00 am    Post subject: Re: COINTEST - And now for something completely different Reply with quote

Rana catesbeiana
A.K.A. American BullFrog

Scientific classification:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Ranidae
Genus: Rana
Species: R. catesbeiana

Synonyms: Lithobates catesbeianus
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team monopoly 1



Joined: Sep 19, 2006
Posts: 13
Location: burnaby

PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:21 am    Post subject: Re: COINTEST - And now for something completely different Reply with quote

Dendroctonus ponderosae
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Doonchak



Joined: Sep 07, 2008
Posts: 81

PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 8:03 am    Post subject: Re: COINTEST - And now for something completely different Reply with quote

Phytophthora ramorum
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IRLPGUY



Joined: Mar 01, 2007
Posts: 174

PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 8:14 am    Post subject: Re: COINTEST - And now for something completely different Reply with quote

My previous guess was not intended to be nasty, if anyone took it that way I apologize.

Today my guess is Tupperware, subspecies Lock n Lock
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jangor



Joined: Jan 05, 2007
Posts: 144
Location: Surrey, BC

PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 8:55 am    Post subject: Re: COINTEST - And now for something completely different Reply with quote

Some good guesses this morning but we are still looking for a winner. Keep those guesses coming.
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Mrs_Landsharkz



Joined: Dec 04, 2008
Posts: 295
Location: Victoria

PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:11 am    Post subject: Re: COINTEST - And now for something completely different Reply with quote

ratus norvegicus?
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Teddy2k



Joined: Sep 12, 2008
Posts: 358
Location: Rosedale, BC

PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:33 am    Post subject: Re: COINTEST - And now for something completely different Reply with quote

Rhizotrogus Majalis (European Chafer)
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Tulameen_Turtles



Joined: Jan 09, 2008
Posts: 347

PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:56 am    Post subject: Re: COINTEST - And now for something completely different Reply with quote

HAWKWEEDS
(HIERACIUM SPP)

Subgenus Pilosella
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geo_canuck77



Joined: Mar 10, 2009
Posts: 39

PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:56 am    Post subject: Re: COINTEST - And now for something completely different Reply with quote

Pyrrhalta viburni
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Oliverthenakedbear



Joined: Sep 28, 2009
Posts: 48
Location: Vancouver

PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:57 am    Post subject: Re: COINTEST - And now for something completely different Reply with quote

team monopoly, I'm pretty sure the Mountain Pine Beetle is part of BC and has existed for a LONG LONG time.
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Catapult Jeff



Joined: Aug 24, 2005
Posts: 169
Location: Surrey BC

PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 3:36 pm    Post subject: Re: COINTEST - And now for something completely different Reply with quote

Loxoscelidae, Loxosceles reclusa

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jangor



Joined: Jan 05, 2007
Posts: 144
Location: Surrey, BC

PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 4:12 pm    Post subject: Re: COINTEST - And now for something completely different Reply with quote

No winners yet.

Clue of the day:

This species, for the most part, causes damage to our native forest flora but has also been known to cause damage to trees.

As it is not raining outside, and we are in the right mood Mrs J has decided to let anyone who has already guessed today to have another guess.

Good luck and if we don't have a winner by tomorrow night, there will be a big clue and really relaxed guessing rules for the weekend.
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gearhedd



Joined: Feb 16, 2007
Posts: 124

PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 4:21 pm    Post subject: Re: COINTEST - And now for something completely different Reply with quote

American dwarf mistletoe. Viscaceae
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Doonchak



Joined: Sep 07, 2008
Posts: 81

PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 4:47 pm    Post subject: Re: COINTEST - And now for something completely different Reply with quote

Sturnus vulgaris?
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geodug



Joined: Apr 13, 2004
Posts: 161

PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:14 pm    Post subject: Re: COINTEST - And now for something completely different Reply with quote

Noctua pronuba
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