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peterjohnson64

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I had a PM recently from a new member asking me what some terms were. I guess they were to embarassed to ask publically. Now, I know what you are thinking. Why me? Yes, I thought the same. BUt anyway, how about we make up a glossary of terms & abbreviations that people can read so that they understand all of our jibberings.

Even a very simple example was Moreliaman. He obviously has a great knowledge of pythons but still needed prompting on what a GTP was. I know that to me it is a $70,000 falcon!!!

The post could end up as one of those "Sticky" ones that is always easily accessible.

Some examples to start us off:

BHP - Black Headed Python
GTP - Green Tree Python
Accies - Varanus Acantherus (sp), Ridge Tailed Monitor (is this right?)
Vitticeps - Central Bearded Dragons (we can't expect people to know scientific names)
Barbata - Eastern Bearded Dragon
Mac - Anterisia Macolusa (sp) Spotted Python formerley Liasis Childreni

If there are any people who would like to see this post please let us know here.

If there is anything you would like added please PM me.

If you would like to contribute then merely add to this post.

Cheers

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Lacie: Lace monitor.

Bells: Bells phase lace monitor (particular colour form with much wider and bolder banding than normal ones))
 

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Some others I have seen on this site:

GTS: Green tree snake
BTS: Brown tree snake
MD: Murray Darling Python
 

peterjohnson64

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Thanks to xome very helpful member we now stand at a list of about 38 items.

Species nicknames: BHP, GTP, Mac, Lacie, Bells, Vitties, Vitticeps, Barbata, Beardie, EWD, Coastal, GTS, BTS, Night Tiger, MD, Bredli, ELN

Other Terms: Terrestial, ARboreal, Intergrade, Hybrid, ARP, Hypo, Hyper, GRavid, URS, Pinkie, fuzzy, Nocturnal, Diurnal, Femoral Pore, Preanal Pore, Slug, Herp, Herper, Herping, SFR.

Should I add "WTF"?

Folks, I know that most of you know all of these answers and probably think that I am a big loser for doing this. The responses I have had are from people who have been in a position where they didn't know what these things mean. It is terrible when you try to become part of a group but you don't know their jargon. Surely giving a list like this will show that we actually WELCOME people into this forum and want them to learn as much as possible We are not like dog breeders. We dont keep all our knowledge to ourselves as a big secret so no-one can have what we have.

Keep senmding the ideas. this is going quite well I think.
 

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Thats twice now Megz!!! this is spooky!!

nah you've probably just seen my ideas on the other sites and thought they were so great and decided to copy me :lol: :p :wink: :mrgreen: (are they enough smiley faces?)


hmmm what are some other terms.. well we could go into ones like
LOL = laugh out loud
IMO = in my opinion
BTW = by the way

bluies= blue tongue lizard
dragon = type of lizard... i've told people that i have dragons and they look at me like i'm crazy... untill i say that their a type of lizard and No they dont breath fire or fly :lol:
well thats all for now..
Megz


thats weird...well scrap the BTW one.. cos it just automatically changes
 

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maybe add some like freshie, saltie and retic. Although they don't pop up much they do come up from time to time in the exotics section. And one a lot of people know all to well...

Broke = A financial situation suffered by a herper during the quest to save for that next valuble purchase. Most commonly seen in thoses with the urge to own more expensive specimens such as GTP's and RSP's. :lol:

Oh there's another one...
RSP - Rough Scaled Python
 

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CB - Captive Bred
WC - Wild Caught
Het - Heterozygous
Hypo - Hypomelanistic
Hyper - Hypermelanistic
 

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Correct me if I am wrong but I don't think Maccies have ever been known as Liasis Childreni? Known as childrens python yes but not as Childreni. When the "Childrens Pythons" were recognised as seperate sub-species they were split as Childreni, Maculosa and Stimsoni I believe but it wouldn't be the first time I have been wrong :)
 

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Great sticky idea Pete.

How about "WTB" - wanted to buy

I've always wondered what does "SIIK" mean? I don't think it is the same as "SICK" in todays kidspeak. Stuffed if I know.
 

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TOD = Top of descent (= reptile-safe insecticide)
BC = Breeders Choice (= paper kitty litter used as substrate)
AHS = Australian Herpetological Society
VHS = Victorian Herpetological Society
DEC = Dept. of Environment and Conservation
DEH = Dept. of Environment and Heritage
NPWS = National Parks and Wildlife
OPMV = Ophidian Paramyxovirus
RBBS = Red-bellied Black Snake
Blotchie = Blotched Bluetongue
Crix = crickets
Gex = Geckos
Venomoid = an elapid that has had it's venom glands surgically removed.

APS = Aussie Pythons and Snakes

Afro - I think you'll find that Maccies were, a long time ago, just considered a coastal population of childreni, before they were given subspecific status and later elevated to a species outright.

:p

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With Reptilegirls absolutely spectacular input this is what we have so far.

WORD MEANING

Arboreal: at least partially tree dwelling
Accies: Ridge Tailed Monitor - Varanus Acantherus
AHS: Australian Herpetological Society
APS: Aussie Pythons and Snakes
ARP: Australian Reptile Park

Barbata: Eastern Bearded Dragon - pogona barbata
BC: Breeders Choice - paper kitty litter used as substrate
beardie: bearded dragon
Bells: Bells phase lace monitor
BHP: Black Headed Python - aspidites melanocephalus
Blotchie: Blotched Bluetongue - tiliqua nigroluteea
bluies: blue tongue lizard - tiliqua
BT: blue tongue lizard - tiliqua
BTS: Brown tree snake - boiga irreglaris
BTW: by the way

Candling: A process where you can shine a torch into reptile eggs to determine if the contents are alive
CB: Captive Bred
Crix: crickets

DEC: Dept. of Environment and Conservation
DEH: Dept. of Environment and Heritage
diurnal: active during the day
dragon: type of lizard

ELN: eastern long neck turtle
ES: Eddison Screw referrign to screw type light bulb fitting
EWD: eastern water dragon

femoral pore: pores on inside of thigh, more promident in males.
freshie: fresh water Crocodile
FS: For Sale
fuzzy: Refers to a baby mouse/rat just starting to get fur.

Gex: Geckos
Gravid: Pregnant
GTP: Green Tree Python - Chondro viridis
GTS: Green tree snake - dendrelaphis punctulata

Hatchy: Hatchling
Herp: a reptile or amphibian
herper: a reptile or amphibian enthusiast
herping: looking for wild reptiles or amphibians
Het: Heterozygous
Hybrid: Cross breed of two species. Most Commonly Coastal Carpet and Diamond Python
Hyper: Short for Hypermelanistic - An increase in Melanin over the body i.e. more black than normal.
Hypo: Short for Hypomelanistic where a species lacks black pigment

IBD: Inclusion Body Disease
IMO: in my opinion
Intergrade: Referes to merging of one species into another i.e. Diamond Pythons merging with Coastal Carpets in Northern NSW
IR: Infra Red, referring to light bulbs

Juvie: Juvenile

Lacie: Lace monitor.
LOL: laugh out loud

Mac: Spotted Python - Anterisia Macolusa
MBD: Metabolic Bone Disease
MD: Murray Darling Python - morelia spilota metcalfei

Nocturnal: active during night time
NPWS: National Parks and Wildlife

OPMV: Ophidian Paramyxovirus

pinkie: Refers to a baby mouse/rat before it gets fur
pit: an outdoor enclosure with walls 1m+ and no roof
PMSL: LOL + a wet patch.
preanal pore: same as formoral pore but situated infront of vent

RBBS: Red-bellied Black Snake
Retic: Reticulated Python
RI: Respiratory Infection
RSP: Rough Scaled Python

saltie: salt water Crocodile
SFR: Speckled Feeder Roaches

Temp Gradient: A change in temperatures from a heat source to a cooler area
Terrestial: Ground dwelling
Thermoregulation: The ability to regulate ones own temperature
Thermostat: A device to measure the temperature of a cage
TOD: Top of descent - reptile-safe insecticide

URS: ultimate reptile suppliers

Ven/Veno: Venemous Snake
Venomoid: an elapid that has had it's venom glands surgically removed.
VHS: Victorian Herpetological Society
Vitties/Vitticeps: Central Bearded Dragons - pogona vitticeps
Viv: Vivarium or reptile enclosure

WC: Wild Caught
WTB: Want To Buy

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