What do YOU mean by lock up?
Ryan (SCALES) and I were discussing the term lock up and we decided to see how other people use this term. My understanding is that lock up means hemipenal penetration. However, Ryan has heard that some use this term to mean the intertwining of tails during courtship without actual penetration. I think that to use lock up for just the intertwining is misuse, as the snakes can very easily move away from each other, but when the male has penetrated the female, he is truly stuck with her.