Terms we use often on this forum.

BalloonzForU

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Thought this would be a good idea to help some of the new people to reptiles or into geckos in general to understand some of the things we type.

I will be copying and pasting more additions to the list in my post so that no one has to weed all the way through the thread.


General Abbreviations

  • When you see these numbers 1.2.3.4 the meaning behind them are counting the animal they are listing. Each section stands for something, the example here means they have 1 male. 2 females. 3 unsexed. 4 incubating

  • F1, F2, F3: These stand for 1st Generation, 2nd & 3rd, etc. These are used from discribing the number of generation from a special project to a Wild Caught animals offspring.

  • W/C or W/T: Wild Caught & Wild Type (usually to discribe a normal)

  • UTH: Under Tank Heater

  • MBD: Metibolic Bone Disease

  • DIY: Do It Yourself

  • DUW: Dial Up Warning. Used when someone loaded a lot of pics into a thread.


Leopard Gecko Morphs

  • SHTCTB, This can be broken down in many ways and discribes a combonation of polygenic (linebred) morphs. Super Hypo Tang Carrot Tail Baldy

  • RAPTOR: Red eye Albino Patternless* Tremper ORange

  • APTOR: Albino Patternless* Tremper ORange *This is from a Patternless stripe, not a Murphy's Patternless.

  • TAE: Tremper Albino Enigma

  • MST: Mack Snow Tremper

  • MSB: Mack Snow Bell

  • RWPA or LVPA: Rainwater Patternless* Albino (aka) Las Vegas Patternless* Albino *Murphy's Patternless, not Patternless Stripe.

  • BEE: Black Eyed Enigma

  • RERS: Red Eyed Reverse Stripe

  • BBB: Bell Blazing Blizzard

  • BB: Blazing Blizzard

Ok, now I'm going to let the rest of you do some of the work... Post away!! :main_thumbsup:
 
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Kellyr

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I know we abbreviate a lot of morphs..
TAE Tremper Albino Enigma
MST Mack Snow Tremper
MSB Mack Snow Bell
RWPA Rainwater Patternless Albino
BEE I think its for Black eyed Eclipse??....
These are easy once you know the morphs.. but until then its good to have someone clue you in.. someone add more please I am too tired to think of anymore...lol
 

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I know we abbreviate a lot of morphs..
TAE Tremper Albino Enigma
MST Mack Snow Tremper
MSB Mack Snow Bell
RWPA Rainwater Patternless Albino
BEE I think its for Black eyed Eclipse??....
These are easy once you know the morphs.. but until then its good to have someone clue you in.. someone add more please I am too tired to think of anymore...lol
BEE = Black Eyed Enigma :main_thumbsup:.


RERS- Red Eyed Reverse Stripe.
 

GeckoGathering

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abbreviated terms for old people

I know we abbreviate a lot of morphs..
TAE Tremper Albino Enigma
MST Mack Snow Tremper
MSB Mack Snow Bell
RWPA Rainwater Patternless Albino
BEE I think its for Black eyed Eclipse??....
These are easy once you know the morphs.. but until then its good to have someone clue you in.. someone add more please I am too tired to think of anymore...lol
Before I get into my humor mode.....
Let me just say...
Kelly, you started a nice usable thread.
Thanks.
Now, possible humor for the stressed out
morph identifiers like myself.
Here Tis........
FBM = Fur Ball Morph
(although it has not been officially proved)
Photo included...Fur Ball is on your left.
Take care. HJ





OPPPPPPPPPPPPS........Sorry Felicia.
I made a BooBoo on credit for starting this thread....Good Thread Felicia, Felicia, Felicia.
Take care and I hope you will forgive me ang
my furball morph....
not proven yet.
 
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OneFootedAce

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Ive seen some questions posted on what w&y stands for to, so it probably wouldnt be a bad idea to add on W&Y (White and yellow) aka Calico (or atleast im pretty sure there the same thing lol)
 

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NOVA?
RADAR?
Not sure if those are acronyms or just names, but it would be nice to define them as they are often used without the morph combo breakdown.

Some more general ones...

UTH = Under Tank Heater
DUW = Dial-up Warning
DIY = Do it yourself
MBD = Metabolic bone disease
 

BalloonzForU

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NOVA?
RADAR?
Not sure if those are acronyms or just names, but it would be nice to define them as they are often used without the morph combo breakdown.
Ok, someone want to enlighten me on these letters standing for anything? These two morphs came around when I was on my two year vacation..... LOL
 

OneFootedAce

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I thought a RADAR was a Bell form of RAPTOR?

Either way do the letters stand for anything or just a name?
Well a RAPTOr is pretty much a tremper eclipse, theres a big discussion going on about what actually makes a raptor, if it actuallly needs to have the patternless stripe gene, or if its just a tremper eclipse.
raptor = tremper eclipse
radar = bell eclipse

i know nova doesnt stand for anything, but im not to sure about radar standing for anything.
 
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Thanks for lcearing up the abrievations. :]
That means I have 0.0.1 leopard geckos. :D
Because my mom won't let me get more. :/
 

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Well a RAPTOr is pretty much a tremper eclipse, theres a big discussion going on about what actually makes a raptor, if it actuallly needs to have the patternless stripe gene, or if its just a tremper eclipse.
raptor = tremper eclipse
radar = bell eclipse

i know nova doesnt stand for anything, but im not to sure about radar standing for anything.
quoted from the man who made ems website

http://www.leopardgecko.com/raptors-aptors-eclipse


"Aptors

November 2004 - After four years of development........

Introducing the A.P.T.O.R. = a Carrot-head, Carrot-tail, Hypo Tangerine, Patternless, Tremper Albino in both normal and Giant size. A.P.T.O.R.s have the regularly pigmented albino eye.

This new patternless gene is totally separate from the "leucistic" and blizzard lines, and therefore, will combine genetically with all other known morphs. Notice that it lacks any banded pattern so often seen in all hypo variations, which have been derived from the "Florida" strain. The A.P.T.O.R. does not carry the gene to make the banded body pattern. It hatches 90-100% patternless (see above photo) and often carries the gene for reverse stripe. Any pattern seen is in the form of small light-colored, mid-dorsal, spots, circles or faint lines, which are often overtaken by the tangerine during the first 8 months of growth.

In the year 2000 I developed a tangerine line of albinos whereby the the orange body markings take over the existing lighter body pattern. This can occur in striped, reverse striped, jungle and banded patterned albinos that carry this gene mutation. I call this condition "Super Tangerine". Others have labeled this same mutation as "hyglo" or "hybino". The A.P.T.O.R. hatches with very little, if any pattern, whereas the Super Tangerine hatch with a well-defined pattern of tangerine and light gray and within the first 10 months of age vigorous pigment expansion and migration makes for a very nice gecko - sometimes appearing almost patternless themselves.

Raptors

Also in March 2004 the long-awaited gene for all ruby-red eyes emerged in the new A.P.T.O.R. morph. The exciting R.A.P.T.O.R. is an A.P.T.O.R. expressing the gene for all ruby-red eyes. R.A.P.T.O.R.S. hatch with and retain totally red eyes throughout their lives. The R.A.P.T.O.R. is the albino expression of the new ECLIPSE mutation, pictured below.

Both the Eclipse and the R.A.P.T.O.R. also have a new eye mutation whereby half a given eye is totally uniform in color and the other half of the same eye is regularly pigmented (see photo below). This condition has been named "SNAKE EYES". Some individuals have one eye totally uniform in color and one snake-eye. Over 50 snake-eyes have been hatched from Eclipse and R.A.P.T.O.R. breedings.

Perhaps we are dealing with two separate recessive genes for eye pigmentation, but this will have to be sorted out over the next few years through test breedings conducted by the people who acquire these new mutations. It is not known at this time if R.A.P.T.O.R. times R.A.P.T.O.R. results in 100% pure R.A.P.T.O.R.s or if you get 50% R.A.P.T.O.R.s and 50% snake-eyed R.A.P.T.O.R.s."
 

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R.O.U.S.- Rodent of unusual size. Very rare, but you want to know what you're dealing with BEFORE you meet one. I don't know of any morphs, but I think they came from a dumbo rat/ Rottweiler project back in the eighties...
 
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