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Reptile Acronyms and Abbreviations or 'what does xxxx mean?'

Postby eeji » 15 Oct 2008, 18:08

What do all the numbers, abbreviations and acronyms mean?

Have you ever wondered what all the numbers and abbreviations are in posts and signatures? Wonder no more!!!

0-9

1.2.3 :arrow: The numbers represent the amount of each sex: the first number is Male, the second number is Female, and the third number is Unknown. In our example (1.2.3) it means 1 male, 2 females and 3 unknown. The last number is also sometimes used to indicate the number of hatchlings/newborns.
1.2 :arrow: As above, but with the last number omitted.

A

ACF :arrow: African Clawed Frog
Ackie :arrow: Varanus Acanthuras (species of dwarf monitor)
AFT :arrow: African Fat Tailed Gecko
Amel :arrow: Amelanistic
Anery :arrow: Anerythristic
APTOR :arrow: Albino Patternless Tremper Orange (Leopard Gecko morph)
ARP :arrow: African Rock Python
ATB :arrow: Amazon Tree Boa
ATF :arrow: American Tree Frog
AWD :arrow: Australian Water Dragon

B

BCC :arrow: Boa constrictor constrictor, or red tail boa
BCI :arrow: Boa constrictor imperator, or common boa
BD :arrow: Bearded Dragon
BP :arrow: Ball Python
BRB :arrow: Brazilian Rainbow Boa
BTS :arrow: Blue Tongued Skink
Burm :arrow: Burmese Python

C

Ca :arrow: Calcium
CB :arrow: Captive Bred. Often combined with the year of birth, eg CB08 means captive bred in 2008.
CC :arrow: Candy Cane (Cornsnake morph)
CCP :arrow: Coastal Carpet Python
CF :arrow: Captive Farmed. CF animals have been born in captivity from wild caught adults, or the eggs have been collected from the wild and hatched in captivity.
CGD :arrow: Crested gecko diet
CHE :arrow: Ceramic Heat Emitter
Chondro :arrow: Chondropython sp.
CITES :arrow: Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species
CL :arrow: Carapace length
CRB :arrow: Columbian Rainbow Boa
Crestie :arrow: Crested Gecko
CWD :arrow: Chinese Water Dragon

D

DEFRA :arrow: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (UK government department)
DH :arrow: Double het
DIE :arrow: Dead in egg
DOA :arrow: Dead on arrival
DWA :arrow: Dangerous Wild Animal - usually refers to a section of UK law requiring inspections and permits to keep venomous and other dangerous species

E

ETB :arrow: Emerald Tree Boa

F

F1, F2 etc :arrow: The 'F' stands for 'Filial' which means generation removed from the original parents. F1 is the first generation, and if two siblings are mated then they would be F2 and so on.
FK :arrow: Freshly killed
FT :arrow: Frozen/Thawed
FBN :arrow: Fire Belly Newt
FBT :arrow: Fire Belly Toad
FWC :arrow: False Water Cobra

G

GAL :arrow: Giant African Landsnail
GD :arrow: Gold Dust (Cornsnake morph)
GG :arrow: German Giant (Leopard Gecko morph)
GPR :arrow: Great Plains Ratsnake
GTF :arrow: Green Tree Frog
GTP :arrow: Green Tree Python

H

Het :arrow: Heterozygous
Herp :arrow: Informal word for reptiles and amphibians, taken from the word Herpetology which is the study of reptiles and amphibians.
Homo :arrow: Homozygous
HTCT :arrow: Hypo Tangerine Carrot Tail (Leopard Gecko morph)
Hypo :arrow: Hypomelanistic (usually)

I

IBD :arrow: Inclusion Body Disease
IJCP :arrow: Irian Jaya Carpet Python
Invert :arrow: Invertebrate

J

JCP :arrow: Jungle Carpet Python

K

KSB :arrow: Kenyan Sand Boa

L

Lav :arrow: Lavender (Cornsnake morph)
Leo :arrow: Leopard Gecko
LTC :arrow: Long Term Captive. A wild caught animal that has been in captivity for several years.
Lucy :arrow: Leucistic

M

MBD :arrow: Metabolic Bone Disease
MBK :arrow: Mexican Black Kingsnake
Mot :arrow: Motley (Cornsnake morph)
MTS :arrow: Monkey Tailed Skink
MVB :arrow: Mercury Vapour Bulb

N

O

P

PMV :arrow: Paramyxovirus
PK :arrow: Pre killed
Ph :arrow: Phosphorus
PH :arrow: Possible het
PS :arrow: Pied Sided (Cornsnake morph)

Q

QT :arrow: Quarantine

R

RETF :arrow: Red Eye Tree Frog
RAPTOR :arrow: Ruby/Red eyed Albino Patternless Tremper ORange (Leopard Gecko morph)
RES :arrow: Red Eared Slider
Retic :arrow: Reticulated Python
RI :arrow: Respiratory Infection
RK :arrow: Road kill
RO :arrow: Reverse Okeetee (cornsnake morph)
RTB :arrow: Red-Tailed Boa
RUB :arrow: Really Useful Box (Brand of plastic tub common in the UK for keeping snakes in)

S

SHTCT :arrow: Super Hypo Tangerine Carrot Tail (Leopard Gecko morph)
SK :arrow: Sunkissed (Cornsnake morph)
SQG :arrow: Silver Queen Ghost (Cornsnake morph)
Sp. :arrow: Species
Spp. :arrow: Sub Species
STL :arrow: Snout to Tail Length
SVL :arrow: Snout to Vent Length

T

T- :arrow: Tyronase negative
T+ :arrow: Tyronase positve

U

Uro :arrow: Uromastyx sp.
UTH :arrow: Under Tank Heater
UV :arrow: Ultraviolet
UVA :arrow: Ultraviolet light (320-400nm)
UVB :arrow: Ultraviolet light (280-320nm)
UVC :arrow: Ultraviolet light (180-280nm)

V

VBB :arrow: Vietnamese Blue Beauty
Vits :arrow: Vitamins
Viv :arrow: Vivarium

W

WC :arrow: Wild Caught. This means the animal was taken from its natural habitat in the wild. WC reptiles have a reputation for being less healthy than CB, often carrying parasites and can be very hard to get feeding.
WD :arrow: Water Dragon
WTF :arrow: Whites Tree Frog

X

Y

YBS :arrow: Yellow Belly Slider

Z
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Re: Reptile Acronyms and Abbreviations or 'what does xxxx mean?'

Postby hillzi » 03 Feb 2010, 10:56

DWA?

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Re: Reptile Acronyms and Abbreviations or 'what does xxxx mean?'

Postby eeji » 03 Feb 2010, 11:53

cheers Tom, added :)
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Re: Reptile Acronyms and Abbreviations or 'what does xxxx me

Postby hillzi » 08 Feb 2010, 23:18

Got 2 more mate, Boids and Burm's. Will keep editing this post, so not to clog anything up. :cheers:

* - PRK.

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Re: Reptile Acronyms and Abbreviations or 'what does xxxx me

Postby rolandslf » 16 Mar 2010, 12:16

RK -Road Kill
DIE- Dead In Egg
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Re: Reptile Acronyms and Abbreviations or 'what does xxxx me

Postby eeji » 16 Mar 2010, 21:18

cheers Roland, they're added :cheers:
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Re: Reptile Acronyms and Abbreviations or 'what does xxxx me

Postby rolandslf » 01 Apr 2010, 13:51

DOR - Dead On Road
CalKing - Californian King Snake
Farmed - WC Eggs Hatched Out. (Female was caught already Gravid)
Gravid - Pregnant Snake
ASF - African Soft Furred Rat
Pinkie - New Born Mouse or Rat
Fuzzie - Rat or Mouse just starting to grow hair.
Pippie - Baby Snake which has just cut through the egg shell
Hatchling - Baby Snake completely out of the egg
Yearling - Year old baby snake
Juvenile - Snake older than a year but not yet an Adult
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Re: Reptile Acronyms and Abbreviations or 'what does xxxx me

Postby Skyespirit86 » 21 Jun 2010, 14:17

TSD- Temperature dependent sex determination
POTZ- Preferred Optimum temperature zone
DTH and NTL- Day time high, and night time low.
Multis- Multimammate mice.
Morios- Another name for 'giant' mealworms.
Sling- baby spider, short for 'spiderling.'
MM- Mature male
MF-Mature female
CF- Captive farmed
Annie- Anaconda
Lampro- Lampropeltis sp. ie. milk or king snake.
AHS- Advanced Heating System
Pokie- Poecilotheria sp. (arboreal tarantulas)
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Re: Reptile Acronyms and Abbreviations or 'what does xxxx me

Postby runninghorsespirit » 16 Sep 2010, 01:34

Well I do have a question, what does the Flo in Flo x Amel Stripe mean? Its a corn snake.

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Re: Reptile Acronyms and Abbreviations or 'what does xxxx me

Postby eeji » 16 Sep 2010, 10:53

runninghorsespirit wrote:Well I do have a question, what does the Flo in Flo x Amel Stripe mean? Its a corn snake.

-Cynthia


most likely 'Fourescent Orange' which is selectively bred amel: morphguide/fluorescent/
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Re: Reptile Acronyms and Abbreviations or 'what does xxxx me

Postby runninghorsespirit » 20 Sep 2010, 04:13

eeji wrote:
runninghorsespirit wrote:Well I do have a question, what does the Flo in Flo x Amel Stripe mean? Its a corn snake.

-Cynthia


most likely 'Fourescent Orange' which is selectively bred amel: morphguide/fluorescent/

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Re: Reptile Acronyms and Abbreviations or 'what does xxxx me

Postby inkiepixie » 30 Sep 2010, 12:31

What do the %ages in some morph descriptions mean? Like (made up by me here, please don't laugh!) Caramel 66% het anery ph hypo...or something. :?
0.0.1 normal Bellatrix
0.1.0 anery Luna
1.0.0 hypo lavender Orion
0.1.0 amel stripe Cassiopeia
0.1.0 normal royal Volta
1.0.0 common boa Hyperion
0.1.0 apricot pueblan milk Lucretia
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Re: Reptile Acronyms and Abbreviations or 'what does xxxx me

Postby Heru » 30 Sep 2010, 14:36

66% poss. het means that there is a 66% chance of the animal being het for something.
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Re: Reptile Acronyms and Abbreviations or 'what does xxxx me

Postby eeji » 30 Sep 2010, 20:34

Heru wrote:66% poss. het means that there is a 66% chance of the animal being het for something.


....because both parents are het for the same something :)
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Re: Reptile Acronyms and Abbreviations or 'what does xxxx me

Postby inkiepixie » 01 Oct 2010, 08:24

Thank you :)
0.0.1 normal Bellatrix
0.1.0 anery Luna
1.0.0 hypo lavender Orion
0.1.0 amel stripe Cassiopeia
0.1.0 normal royal Volta
1.0.0 common boa Hyperion
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