Snail Farming Step-by-Step Beginners Guide

HOW TO PREVENT OTHER PREDATORS IN A SNAIL FARM

Snail is a common name for almost all members of the molluscan class Gastropoda that have coiled shells in the adult stage. When the word is used in a general sense, it includes sea snails, land snails and freshwater snails. Otherwise snail-like creatures that lack a shell (or have only a very small one) are called slugs. Snails survive best in about 27ºc to 28ºc temperature with high humidity of over 80%, the soil of the snail house must be loose with good calcium high in organic matter and water…

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SYSTEMS OF SNAIL PRODUCTION

REPRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT PRACTICES OF SNAIL

Let us discuss about the different systems of snail production as well as the advantages and disadvantages attached to them. The different systems of snail production which include: extensive system, semi-intensive system and intensive system of snail farming. As a prospective snail farmer, one of the first and major things to consider before venturing into snail farming in any part of the world is your snailery. Therefore, In constructing your snailery otherwise known as the snail house, certain factors must be considered. For instance, the type and dimensions of your…

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SOURCING, SELECTION AND STOCKING OF SNAILS

SOURCING, SELECTION AND STOCKING OF SNAILS

If you are looking for a business that you can start with very little capital and would have you raking in millions within a short time, then you should really start looking into snail farming . In the past, the only way to get snails was to go into the bush and gardens to hunt them after a rainfall or at night.  This was because most people did not know that snails could be reared domestically just like poultry and animals like chickens and goat. Snail farming is a very…

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REPRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT PRACTICES OF SNAIL

REPRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT PRACTICES OF SNAIL

The snail is said to be a monotreme because it possesses both the male and female genital parts together in the one opening. Even though the snail is a hermaphrodite fertile eggs are only produced by cross fertilization when two snails mate. After mating, both may be capable of laying fertile eggs. During the mating season which begins in spring the edible snails seek each other, smell and nib bleach other and then join themselves for a very long coition of several hours, side by side over the horizontal plane.…

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PROCESSING AND MARKETING OF SNAILS

PROCESSING AND MARKETING OF SNAILS

It is no longer a new information that snail farming business is a very lucrative aspect of agricultural business where the snail farmer can make huge profit from his or her snail farm if the snail farming business is properly managed. Aside from snail production or venturing into snail business, ever snail farmer’s aim of venturing into commercial snail farming in the first instance is to make sales to enable him or her make good return of profit from the snail farming business. Read Also: Comprehensive Guide on How to…

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General Routine Maintenance Practices of Snail

HOW TO PREVENT OTHER PREDATORS IN A SNAIL FARM

In snail farming, the general routine maintenance practices in a snail farm can simply be described as those daily activities that are being carried out in a snail farm to prevent the snails from predators and other activities which may appear harmful to the health of the snails and affects its productivity. Read Also: Major Disadvantages of Snail Farming With that in mind, below are some of the general routine maintenance practices of snail farming business that should be observed to avoid harm on your snail farm even on a…

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SNAIL MARKETING

SOURCING, SELECTION AND STOCKING OF SNAILS

In Africa, there is no organized market for the sale of snails. They are sold directly to the buyers or consumers from the snail farmers or those who gather them from the bush or hawkers along the highways and this is currently a thing of concern for farmers who are into snail production. Sometimes you might be wondering how can you sell your snail produce, where to find buyers, how to keep the relationships going, the clients happy and how to reach an even larger audience. It has never been…

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IMPACT OF SNAIL FARMING ON THE ENVIRONMENT

SOURCING, SELECTION AND STOCKING OF SNAILS

Snail farming is simple and the management practices are very simple. We need to ask and answer some of the following questions below on snail rearing to enable us understand the impacts of snail farming on the environment more: •        What is the effect of rearing snail under domestication on the wild?•        Environment i.e. the atmosphere? Is the rearing a nuisance to man?•        What are the likely source of the pollution?•         How can the pollution be controlled? Now let us answer the questions above to enable us get the clearer…

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HOW TO PREVENT OTHER PREDATORS IN A SNAIL FARM

HOW TO PREVENT OTHER PREDATORS IN A SNAIL FARM

Lately, we have been discussing more about snail farming as a lucrative business and how you can also partake in the snail farming business by going into commercial snail farming and make huge amount of profit through there. Now let us discuss more on the different predators that eats, destroys and affects snails and how to control them: Predators & Defenses A variety of predators eats land snails and slugs, as they are small and slow-moving invertebrates. Abundant and nutritious prey, land snails might be considered “low” on the food…

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