Saturday, May 18, 2024

How to Hatch Snail Eggs Successfully in Snail Rearing

In snail rearing business also known as snail farming business, there are different types of eggs laid by snails (snail eggs). AF snails lay about 100 to 200 eggs in one lay. AM snails lay about 4 to 20 big yellowish lemon green eggs in one batch AA snails lay about 100 to 200 small eggs in one batch.

Meanwhile before we go into details of how to hatch snail eggs successfully, let’s first understand what snail farming business is all about and the benefits associated with snail farming business.

Snail farming business also known as “Heliculture, Heliciculture or snail rearing” is the process of raising snails for subsistence or commercial purposes. Snails are Hermaphrodites meaning that a particular snail can act as a male as well as also act as a female.

Snail farming or snail rearing can either be reared as subsistence snail farming level or for commercial snail farming business level where you raise snails in large quantity and sell them to others for consumption or other purposes.

Meanwhile, Snail farming for beginners is very easy as snail farming does not require much knowledge to understand. As a beginner in snail farming business, all you need to do is carry an expert along on undergo a training in an already well established snail farm to acquire more practical knowledge about snail farming to guide and assist you establish and run a successful snail farm.

Some of the benefits of snail farming business (snail rearing) include the following:

(1) Snail farming or snail rearing in Nigeria for instance is a virgin in the kingdom of livestock as a result the earlier investors without doubt have bright prospects in exploring this investment the better.

(2) Snail farming or snail rearing is practicable and viable venture yet unexplored in Nigeria for example and if it has worked elsewhere then it will definitely work here.

(3) This technology has been approved to be the most lucrative farming venture presently as it requires far less capital investment while much profit is being generated in a considerable short period and it also has lower risk compared to other livestock farming businesses.

(4) The demand for snail is higher than the supplies as such the market potential of snail is inexhaustible both locally and internationally.

(5) Virtually every part of snail is a vital use in food, pharmaceutical industry, manufacturing and fishing industries.

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(6) Snails is an export commodity which has value next to gold in orrseas countries. It is a foreign exchange income earner of our days and our climate is one of the best in snail breeding business.

(7) Snail farming or snail rearing in Nigeria for instance requires small capital and the running cost is very low, hence their feeds are very locally sourced, cheaper to purchase and most times free.

(8) If your start up capital is one hundred thousand naira (#100,000) in Nigerian naira currency, you can generate the sum of one million naira (#1,000,000) while some people in other liveatock businesses may even earn another one hundred thousand naira (#100,000) that is if they met no risk in a year.

(9) Snail rearing business indeed is a GEM in the livestock business. Therefore take advantage of the opportunity of being among the forerunners in this unbeatable venture.

(10) You can conveniently earn income a thousand fold higher than your present earning and you can also keep your present job while doing this as a part time job since it doesn’t require much time.

(11) This is a real export market that earns foreign revenue without you running from pillar to post.

Therefore I encourage you to take this opportunity now!! Invest in snail farming business to make more profit.

Years ago the only way we had snails to feed on was by going into the bush and gardens after a heavy down pour or at night to hunt for them, little did we know that snails could be reared domestically just like poultry and animals like goat.

Commercial snail farming is a very interesting business not because it is highly profitable, but because it is easy and fun, it also provides one of the best opportunities to make money within a short period of time. But why are Nigerians not fully engaged in this money making animal rearing? The reason is lack of Knowledge.

In continents like Australia and USA, snail rearing is big business, providing opportunities to many farmers. In the United Kingdom, snails can be seen in many supermarkets and stores; this means that snail rearing is a big deal over there.

However in Nigeria, a lot of people still believe that snail can only be picked in the bush or gardens. The culture of going to the bush to pick snails during raining season has been there for generations.

So, it has been difficult for people to discover that snail can actually be kept and grown at home and serve as a source of income; hence we keep on suffering in hunger and poverty.

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Now going back to the main topic of the day which is how to hatch snail eggs successfully, the AF and AA eggs take lesser time frame to hatch than AM eggs do. To hatch snail eggs in snail rearing, you have to observe the following:

Step 1: Once you notice eggs in your snail pens or house, get a plastic spoon and a bowl and gently scoop the eggs into the bowl. The essence of using the plastic spoon is to avoid damaging the eggs.

How to Hatch Snail Eggs Successfully in Snail Rearing

Step 2: Once the eggs are in the bowl, cover them with few soil. Keep the soil moist and the cover the bowl. Keep the bowl in a room or kitchen shelves or table. This is to make room temperature aid in the hatching of the eggs.

Step 3: Make sure you keep the soil moist always but not waterlogged. Once in two days, sprinkle water on the soil. Doing this will make the eggs hatch with time.

Step 4: Always check your eggs daily and try to perforate the lid of your bowl in order for there to be air for the hatchlings (baby snails or newly hatched snails) when the eggs start to hatch.

Note that AF and AA snails eggs take just 2 weeks to 1 month to hatch, while AM snail eggs take 30 days to 60 days or more in few cases to hatch.

Step 5: You can also leave the eggs in their natural pen or farm. Just bury them in the soil and be monitoring it till it hatches.

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Benadine Nonye is an agricultural consultant and a writer with over 12 years of professional experience in the agriculture industry. - National Diploma in Agricultural Technology - Bachelor's Degree in Agricultural Science - Master's Degree in Science Education - PhD Student in Agricultural Economics and Environmental Policy... Visit My Websites On: 1. - Your Comprehensive Practical Agricultural Knowledge and Farmer’s Guide Website! 2. - For Effective Environmental Management through Proper Waste Management and Recycling Practices! Join Me On: Twitter: @benadinenonye - Instagram: benadinenonye - LinkedIn: benadinenonye - YouTube: Agric4Profits TV and WealthInWastes TV - Pinterest: BenadineNonye4u - Facebook: BenadineNonye

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