All the latest from iHerp Australia
Episode 1 of our podcast series in now live
The first episode of our podcast series can be found by clicking here.
We will be publishing a number of podcasts over the coming weeks. Some will be interviews with the authors of key articles from within the magazine. Others will feature tips & tricks on how to get involved with keeping reptiles, and how to get the most out of your hobby.
We are open to suggestions for future content, so please feel free to post your requests on our Facebook or Twitter social media pages.
Printed copies of Issue 2 are now available
A strictly limited number of printed copies of Issue 2 are now available for purchase from our online store
There are two versions available; one with the standard cover as per the online digital version, the second with an alternative wraparound cover making it a collectors item. Both versions contain an additional article not found in the online edition.
As per Issue 1, there are very limited numbers and once they are gone, they will be gone for ever.
Limited edition printed copies of Issue 2 are on their way
We will be making a limited number of printed copies of Issue available available for purchase, via our online store, in the next couple of weeks.
As with the printed version of Issue 1, we have included an extra article that is not contained in the online version, making these printed editions a collectors item.
To make Issue 2 even more collectable, we have commissioned a second version, that features a wrap around cover, that clearly differentiates it from the online version.
Each option can be purchased individually or in a pack containing one (1) of each version.
Are you looking for a herp based podcast to listen to? Then look no further; Herpetological Highlights, are a new podcast all about reptiles and amphibians! Join hosts Tom and Ben and listen as they discuss fascinating and bizarre animal adaptations and brand new science. How does komodo dragon venom work, and why do they have it? How do snakes subdue their prey? Herpetological science has never been so much fun. New episode every fortnight.
The Gecko Wrangler will be making a guest appearance in the coming weeks, so keep an eye out for more details.
Featured magazine – again!
Issue 2 can now be found in the FEATURED section of the newsstand at Joomag
This is a fantastic achievement, as we have now managed to have both editions given the BIG thumbs up by the good folks at Joomag
Following on from the revamp of our classifieds section. (Which is now far more user friendly). We have started a new competition; open to anyone one who places an ad for a reptile or reptile related product between now and 5pm Sunday 6th August 2017.
We will select one ad at random, with the winner receiving a Reptile One ezistat thermostat.
What makes this even better is that t’s FREE to advertise in our classifieds section.
Issue 2 is taking shape
We have some awesome articles lined up for Issue 2, which will be published on Friday 1st September.
Joe Ball will be one of our article writers and will be covering bluetongue genetics. It’s great to have you on board Joe.
James Frost makes the winners circle
James Frost has taken out our latest competition. James will be heading off to join John and Tina Mostyn for a venomous snake handling course, on the central coast of NSW.
Issue 1 is online
The first issue of iHerp Australia is now live. The magazine can be accessed by heading over to www.joomag.com. Click on “newsstand” in the header menu to see the magazine front cover sitting proudly on the featured magazine page.
If you wish to access the magazine from your tablet or smart phone, you will need to download the FREE Joomag app from the app store, log in and then search iHerp. The magazine can then either be read online, or if you wish to reader it later, it can be downloaded and read offline at a more convenient time.
Happy reading from everyone at iHerp Australia.
Two special characters
As launch date is fast approaching, we thought we would give you a sneak preview of two characters that will be appearing in our magazine.
Ben will be providing some excellent advice for those that are new to keeping reptiles at home, or as a refresher to the more experienced of our readers.
Our second loveable character, “Please Explain” will be outlining some incredible facts about our vast and varied wildlife. She may also be debunking some urban myths along the way, as well as delving into some scientific stuff too.
If you have any requests for either of these characters to be included in future issues, drop us a line. we would love to heard from you
Congratulations to Sondra Hellyer, from Melbourne who is our latest Facebook page giveaway winner.
Sondra will be receiving a bulk pack of 100 silkworms along with a 250g pack of chow (food) from Aussie Fauna Silkworms.
Please try and give our supporters some love and attention; as we need their ongoing support to provide our magazine FREE of charge.
Having received numerous requests regarding the sale and purchase of reptiles, accessories and all other herpetological things, we have decided to include a classifieds section on our website. We made a conscious decision not to include classifieds within the magazine, as we are reliant on the ongoing support of our sponsors, and we didn’t want to detract from their promotional activities.
You will notice there is now a second header menu containing the link to the classifieds section. To commence placing your ads, you will need to create a FREE account. This can be done by clicking on any of the “place your ad” buttons, and following the instructions at the top of the ad builder form.
We will be making all ads FREE, however, we do ask that they be herpetology related and that you have subscribed to our magazine.
To kick off this new component of our website, we are incorporating a new giveaway competition. We will be giving away one EziStat thermostat to one of the first 50 advertisers on our classifieds service.
Counting down to the big day
The first issue of iHerp Australia is now less than 2 weeks away! Things are coming together well; hopefully there won’t be too many sleepless nights before the big day. There are still a few advertising spots left if anyone is interested. Thank you for all the positive feedback we have received so far.
We have our first winner
Events calendar updated
Our events calendar page has been updated with key meeting and expo dates from around the country. If you would like your Societies meeting & expo dates included, please get in touch with us and we will be more than happy to add your details
As we put together the final pieces of the magazine we have some limited advertising space available. If you run a reptile related business looking to reach potential customers all over Australia, feel free to contact us and we will send you our very competitive rates.
Issue 1 content is coming together
The content for our first issue is coming together. Key highlights so far include (but not limited to): –
- Nature extinguished by growth, power, greed and the push for a healthy bottom line! Recent events in the NT have galvanized conservation crusader Dr Gavin Bedford.
- Projections and protuberances; strange scaly serpentine structures… John McGrath attempts to make sense of a bewildering array of horns, spines, tentacles and nasal extensions.
- Back from the Brink: Fleay’s Barred Frog (Mixophyes fleayi). Zoologist and conservation biologist, Kit Prendergast, reports on a minor miracle in the midst of endemic infection by an insidious disease.
- On the trail of Illegal Immigrants. Native vs exotic Green Tree Pythons. GTP aficionado Michael Cermak is concerned that any attempt to crack down on snakes that are not 100% ‘true blue’ may be dangerous and difficult to enforce. With the aid of some magnificent photography, he demonstrates that it can be very challenging to identify the origins of these beautiful snakes.
Publication day is fast approaching
The wait is nearly over! Our first issue will be published on the 30th June 2017
Announcing our first giveaway! A brand new Microclimate EVO Lite thermostat valued at $250! These thermostats are touch screen, easy to use and can be setup as dimming, pulse or on/off control. They can also display the temperature for the past 24 hours on an easy to read graph. To win all you have to do is head over to the link below and subscribe to iHerp Australia magazine. We will announce the winner on the 14th of June with more giveaways to come.
More giveaways to be announced next week
Keep your eyes peeled on our Facebook page for more details.
First milestone achieved
We have smashed our way through the 200 subscriber barrier. Thank you everyone that has subscribed and for the positive feedback we have received.