The bulk purchasing power of the HERP SHOP™ is particularly important in making hard to obtain items available at very reasonable prices. Many lines carried by the HERP SHOP™ are not often easily obtained from other outlets and when they are the pricing is often less than competitive. (For more information about the HERP SHOP™ please click on the History Button to the left.)

The HERP SHOP™ is run privately by Brian who continue to bring you the excellent service and goods previously only available to VHS members through the HERP SHOP.

The HERP SHOP™ is open year round. Goods may be obtained by Mail Order or, by appointment only, directly from the HERP SHOP™

BY MAIL ORDER: Email, phone, fax or post your order through and in most cases your order will be dispatched within 48 hours.

BY APPOINTMENT: Phone (within Australia) 03-9363-6841 and arrange an appointment or leave a message on the answering machine and your call will be returned promptly. International callers ring +61 3 9363-6841 or FAX +61 3 9360-5704

POST: Most items are available by post. Postal charges can be given over the phone. Prices quoted here DO NOT INCLUDE POSTAL CHARGES.

PRICE CHANGES: Currency fluctuations and other factors mean that prices listed here may vary without notice. Every effort will be made to maintain accurate pricing on this web page but before placing an order, please confirm the exact price/dollar amount, by contacting the HERP SHOP™

NEW CUSTOMERS: Goods will be supplied on receipt of cheque / money order payable to THE HERP SHOP™

New to the Herp Shop a range of the popular MICROclimate thermostats. Click here to check them out on our Thermostats page.


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Heat Mats

New to the Herp Shop


Heat Mats produce ultra long wavelength infra red heat. This wavelength is invisible to the human eye and tends to heat furnishings in the cage rather than the air. This action of heating is very similar to the sun and it has the ability to heat anything that it strikes but with the air temperature remaining much lower. Reptiles absorb this at in a manner very similar to basking in a natural environment. Heat mats do get warm but provide very gentle warmth which the animal can sit under or on top of. Used under normal conditions the mats cannot burn the animal.

It should be noted that heat mats give a gentle background heat. If you are keeping animals that requires higher temperatures, then you may require additional supplemental heating. Many diurnal or day active species of lizard require basking spots of rather high localised heat. Additional heat sources should then be provided for these species. Heat mats are excellent primary heaters for most applications requiring night time heating, as they emit no visible light and are the most widely used heater for this purpose.

For many species of snake and for most invertebrate heating. Heat mats are excellent as the sole heat sources. If in doubt please seek expert advice with regard to the animal's specific requirements.

102mm x 127mm, 4" x 5"
4 watts
150mm x 280mm, 6" x 11"
7 watts
280mm x 280mm, 11" x 11"
12 watts
430mm x 280mm, 17" x 11"
20 watts
590mm x 280mm, 23" x 11"
28 watts
740mm x 280mm, 29" x 11"
35 watts
890mm x 280mm, 35" x 11"
42 watts
1200mm x 280mm, 47" x 11"
60 watts



New longer lasting Ceramic Heat Emitters - just in time for Christmas

These quality heat emitters are manufactured in Ireland to the highest standards and are avaliable in 100w, with Edison screw E27 fitting.

Give them a try, certainly a challenge to Chinese imports.

Other wattages soon available.

$45 each

Solar Glo / Sun Simulating Bulb - All sizes $50 each

Optimal levels of UVB, UVA, visual light and heat in one bulb!
Provides the benefits of natural sunlight
Helps prevent metabolic bone disease
Increased UVB penetration distance (+30 cm / 12”)

The Exo Terra Solar Glo is a selfballasted mercury vapor reptile bulb that provides the benefits of natural sunlight, which is one of the most important aspects in keeping reptiles healthy. The Exo Terra Solar Glo is the choice of professional breeders as it provides the proper balance of ultraviolet light (including UVA and UVB), visual light and infrared light (heat), in one easy-to-install bulb. The Exo Terra. Solar Glo is a full spectrum light with carefully tuned peaks to ensure appetite, activity, brilliant colours, and optimal calcium absorption through Vitamin D3 production.

The Exo Terra Solar Glo is a selfballasted mercury vapour lamp, which fits into a standard ceramic socket (No ballast needed).

The Exo Terra Solar Glo is available in two wattages: 80 W and 125 W.

Light/Heat Beam: 40° - Colour Rendering Index: CRI 70

Solar Glo PT2334 - 80W

Approximate values at 68°F/20°
Colour temp.: 4000 K - Luminous Flux: 650 Lm - Optical efficiency: 6.2 Lm/W - Thermal Efficiency: 70%

Solar Glo PT2192 - 125W

Approximate values at 68°F/20°
Colour temp.: 4000 K - Luminous Flux: 1120 Lm - Optical efficiency: 8,5 Lm/W - Thermal Efficiency: 75%

Aussie Sun Mercury Vapour Bulb

A "dual tube" (no filament) high intensity mercury vapour bulb. The 160watt output produces heat as well as light including UV from the one bulb. Almost as almost as natural as the Aussie sun.

UV-A output
UV-B output
160 watts
30 cm
45 cm
60 cm
90 cm


The super high output levels make it unsuitable for some herps with low UV requirements and small enclosures. They not suitable for control by thermostat.

$50 Each

Brian Barnett, the proprietor of the Herp Shop, was recognised in the 2011 Australia Day honors list and has been issued with the Order of Australia Medal (OAM).

This recognises his contribution and pioneering role for herpetoloculture in Australia over the last 50 years.

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In this time Brian contributed to the development of antivenins by providing venomous snakes to Eric Worrell, Charlie Tanner and other early venom producers. He was president of the Victorian Herpetological Society for over 3 decades from the 1970's and returned to this role recently and is the current president of the VHS.

Brian's many herpetological papers appeared not only in the VHS journal Monitor, but in a range of peer reviewed herpetological publications and comprised the critical first steps required in the development of captive breeding techniques.

Brian has operated with a deep 'love' of herpetology, contributing in fundamental and significant ways to this field of study.

Brian has fulfilled a mentor role to countless young Australians over the decades. He continues to help both experienced herpers and those new to herpetoculture.

Congratulations Brian Barnett OAM - this honour is greatly deserved!


(Note: these contact details are for the Herp Shop only,
not the Herp Trader which is a separate business - see below)
16 Suspension Street
Ardeer, Victoria, 3022
Phone: (03) 9363-6841
Fax: (03) 9360-5704
International Phone: +61 3 9363-6841
International Fax: +61 3 9360-5704


Herp Trader™
PO Box 7047 Cranbourne Nth 3977