Show updates and herp news

USARK will be attending the Reptile Super Show and the Tracy Reptile Expo this weekend. There will be a benefit auction following the Reptile Super show on Saturday night. Stop by the USARK booth for details. Be sure to attend and support your fellow herpers. A huge thank you to the show promoters (Ramy with the Reptile Super Show and Jeff and Erika with the Tracy Reptile Expo) for their support and assistance in spreading the importance of USARK to the herp community.

We would also like to extend our appreciation to the members of the Rare Reptile Classifieds page for their USARK backing. Check them out at

Upcoming Events

The Reptile Super Show: San Diego, CA on November 2-3, 2013: Details at If you would like to volunteer, please respond to this email or send an email to

Tracy Reptile Expo: Tracy, CA on November 2-3: Details at If you would like to volunteer, please respond to this email or send an email to
Turtle and Tortoise Preservation Group (TTPG) Conference: The conference is November 14 and 15 in Mesa, AZ, and will feature talks on husbandry, medical care, incubation, enclosure design, care and breeding of turtles and tortoises. Registration is $120 for non-members and $80 for members. All registrants will receive: copy of THE COMPLETE BOX TURTLE, gift bags from Zoo Med, banquet, access to all talks, etc. Details at

Phoenix Reptile Expo: Mesa, AZ on November 16-17 following the TTPG Conference: Details at

Christmas Croc Fest: December 7, 2013 at Shawn Heflick's Facility in Florida to raise money for the Jamaican population of Crocodylus acutus. Auction items can be shipped to Shawn Heflick, 240 Bay Tree Lane, Palm Bay, FL 32909. Advanced Tickets are $25 (payment to via PayPal and write "Croc Fest" in the message). More information at

Bowling with Barczyk: Attend a bowling fundraiser featuring Brian Barczyk (BHB Reptiles and and Loren Leigh (LLLReptile and Supply). Proceeds will be split between the Southern California Herp Association and Rescue (SCHAR) and USARK. The event will be held on Monday January 6, 2014 (this is the Monday following the Reptile Super Show in Pomona on January 4-5) in Fullerton, CA. Get more details
Herp News (click photos for links)
Small invertebrates could be key to uncovering the mysteries of killer amphibian fungusRed Eft (Notophthalmus viridescens) © Dave Huth

Endangered turtle conservation by high school studentsNorthern Red-bellied cooter (Pseudemys rubriventris) © Tyler Graden

More monitors in Australia
Sand Monitor (Varanus gouldii flavirufus) © cleardrops via Flickr

iHerp 2014 Calendar Photo Contest (Vote for your favorite)Smooth Knobtail Gecko (Nephrurus levis) © sakasuvaki (iHerp member)

Missed Contributors at NARBC Tinley Park
Rainforest Junkies, Boa Addicts (Thomas Cobb), DZB Reptiles, Roussis Reptiles, E³ Exotics, Ship Your Reptiles, The Reptile Report, Bob Futo Reptiles, Bailey & Bailey Reptiles, Luxurious Leopards, Gex Wear, Eye Candy Constrictors, Psychotic Exotics and volunteer Josh Jones from PIJACThank you for your contributions and continued support! View the full list at

Art Contest (deadline extended)

You could have your artwork featured as the cover of a new book and have a family member featured in a future book. The deadline has been extended to November 18, 2013. Contact Roaming Reptiles at with any additional questions. Please share this with anyone who may be interested. Good luck!

Article written by USARK