History

Founded in 1949, the AHS is the first natural history society in Australia devoted specifically to herpetology.

Meetings

Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of every month in Sydney, and are open to all.

Field Trips

The AHS conducts regular field trips in the warmer months of the year, and are for members only.

Publications

We are a member of the (AAHS) which provides publications such as the Herpetofauna Journal.

2 days ago

The Australian Herpetological Society

Check out these amazing Woma’s bred by Brett J Modra!
Look out for the full article and some updated pics in the 2019 edition of the Red Bellied Courier, due out in May.
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Check out these amazing Woma’s bred by Brett J Modra!
Look out for the full article and some updated pics in the 2019 edition of the Red Bellied Courier, due out in May.

 

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Tracey Cornish

Zac Wells

Why modify a species to make it look no where near as beautiful as the wild version?

Mitchell Harrison they look like worms 😂

Alexander Stuart

Personally i think they look crap. Worse than normal womas

Stunning animals Brett

For anyone with a passion for morphs these are amazing. Not everyone will like them, but I would be stoked to own a pair oneday. Great work Brett J Modra

Manuel Fois

Adriana Chalk look at these

Nathan Rich Bradley Aaron

George

Abominations.

Florian Laumann

Matt Sallway here they are

You can’t make this stuff up. Incredible.

Dimitri Fontaine

Kev Clifford Britny Sawtell look at these womas

Sam Brennan

Brett were the parents from dan Miller?

Tyler Mackay

Good work!!

Atley Orn Andrew Vaughan Shane Smith Steve Cook opinions?

Meagan Doolan

Jesse Rowling Chantel Holland these look similar to the womas you showed me yesterday

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1 week ago

The Australian Herpetological Society

The Australian Reptile Park's 68-year-old Galapagos tortoise Hugo has joinedTinder to find love.

"We're on a global search to find Hugo a mate" - Zookeeper Dan - Head of Reptiles at the Australian Reptile Park.

7 News Sydney
Somersby: Australian Reptile Park's 68-year-old Galapagos tortoise Hugo has joinedTinder to find love.

"We're on a global search to find Hugo a mate" - Zookeeper Dan - Head of Reptiles at the Australian Reptile Park.

International travel for Hugo is nothing new. Hugo previously used his passport when he was brought to Australia from Switzerland as an infant.

www.7plus.com.au/news

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Amy Sass 😂😂

Been following this story for so so long fingers crossed it all goes well Hugo

Please, no comments on the use of the word 'attacked'. The content of the article is way more interesting than to be reduced to the reporters use of words regarding the bite... ... See MoreSee Less

 

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well, I live in tiger snake hot spot and our vet who sees over 12 bites a week uses two vials on a regular basis, the local joke here is , if bitten dont go to doctors go to vets, they know more

I'm a veterinary nurse & obviously treatment depends on owners finances & type of antivenom used as it can cost $1,000 per vial. We commonly recommend administering abtivenine until the pet signs/symptoms have subsided. Usually 2 maybe 3 vials if cost is no object. We have a really good response & prognosis with rapid treatment. When we tend to have animals die or put to sleep is because of a delay in getting to the vet (owners out or at work & find animal with snake or collapsed when get home hours later in some cases) or organ failure days later... Commonly kidneys with Red bellies. Bare in mind there is no first aid recommended for animals just get to vet ASAP. This has been standard in the veterinary industry for well over a decade now.

It’s unlikely that the journalist wrote the headline. More likely a subeditor or online editor.

Rather than making a decision based on guidelines that may or may not focus on the cost of anti venom, treatment decisions should factor in the patients age and general health pre bite, any known kidney issues, time from envenomation to Ambulance then emergency room and intensive care. Did the patient move about? What was known about the snake? Was it unusually aggressive for the type? What was the temperature? Hottest part of the day in the sun or early morning? Do we even know enough research about how women and men respond to snake bite and treatment? It’s more common for a younger male to be bitten by snakes disturbed or kept, but I think us girls are catching up with the boys in regards to equality and I’m not surprised anymore to hear of female friends being bitten. Should we factor in weight or approximate weight of a patient? The most recent research I’ve read that I understand doesn’t seem to factor in the ability of brown snakes to modify their venom. If I was bitten, I’d rather the team of doctors treating me make decisions based on all those factors and not ring a specialist in Canberra for advice who might be making their decision ultimately based on cost. Anaphylaxis is easily treatable. Another factor if known is whether the patient has been bitten before or not.

Then you have some people who have built up immunity to venom and require no antivenom for multiple bites from different species

True, interesting read!

The African snakes definitely require more than one vial...a case had upto 20 vials of poly for a mamba bite...regularly going up to 8 vials. Same with African cytotoxic bites...usually a few vials are given to minimise tissue damage. Some local Oz guidelines recommend 1 vial then 5 vials depending on response with tox input.

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Library

The society maintains a large library of reptile and amphibian related books, which are available on loan to financial members. To borrow these please contact the AHS Librarian.


Discounts

The AHS exclusively offers members and their families one free visit annually to the Australian Reptile Park at Somersby NSW, Symbio Wildlife Park at Helensburgh NSW and National Zoo and Aquarium Canberra on presentation of their membership card. This will be punched on entry on the specific symbol for each park. Please note, the multi park pass offer is for a family of 2 adults and 2 children (children's age limits as per the individual park's entry requirements). Memberships expire at the end of April each year.

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