15 Health Benefits Snail (Achatinoidea) – Reasons to “Eat Snails”

Health Benefits Snail (Achatinoidea) – Reasons why you must “Eat Snails”

Snail (Achatinoidea) is a common name given to a member of the class of molluscs Gastropoda. In ancient times these snails are usually hunted by farmers because regarded as pests. But after learning that this animal has a wide range of benefits, where this animal contains a lot of protein and also contains essential amino acids complete, so that the snails do not go unpunished. Even meat extract and snail slime contains benefits for treating the lining inflammation of the eye, pain due to menstruation, itching, toothache and others. Not…

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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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Introducing “Agric4Profit Snail Farm Set-Up”

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We can setup your Snail Farm for you and professionally monitor your investment to enable you get your desired return on investment in any state across Nigeria. Do you have a Farm Land but don’t know the right investment for your land? Do you lack the adequate knowledge to establish your own Snail Farm? Do you need Professional mentorship on what can strive on your land and how to manage them properly? Do you have an existing Snail Farm that is not performing very well to your satisfaction and require…

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Recommended Methods of Selecting Snail Breeding Stock

Recommended Methods of Selecting Snail Breeding Stock

It is recommended to use sexually mature snails, weighing at least 100-125 g, as initial breeding stock. Farming should preferably start at the onset of the wet season, because that is the time snails normally start to breed. Until snail farms become self-sustaining, farmers may have to collect snails from the wild or buy them cheaply in the peak season and fatten them in captivity in the off season. In relatively undisturbed forest areas, snails can be collected on days following rains. Snails are active at night and on cloudy…

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How to Choose a Snail Farming System

Basic Snail Farming Tools and Equipment’s

The type and dimensions of your snailery depend on the snail growing system you choose, and on the quantity of snails you intend to produce. As far is housing is concerned, your snail farm could be extensive, semi-intensive, or intensive, in increasing order of complexity, management and financial inputs. Three options might be considered: Extensive system: outdoor, free-range snail pens. Mixed, or semi-intensive system: egg laying and hatching occur in a controlled environment; the young snails are then removed after 6-8 weeks to outside pens for growing or fattening or…

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The Different Types of Snail Food

HOW TO PREVENT OTHER PREDATORS IN A SNAIL FARM

Snails are vegetarian and will accept many types of food. All snails will avoid plants that have hairy leaves or produce toxic chemicals, like physic nut (Jathropa curcas). Young snails prefer tender leaves and shoots; they consume about twice as much feed as mature snails. As they get older, mature snails increasingly feed on detritus: fallen leaves, rotten fruit and humus. Older snails should be fed the same items as immature snails. If a change in the diet has to be made, the new food items should be introduced gradually.…

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Different Materials used for building Snail Houses

Basic Snail Farming Tools and Equipment’s

Snail farming is a very lucrative business, not just is it less capital intensive, it also have a huge profit potential. Today, we are going to be discussing about some of the materials that can be used in building snail houses depending on their cost and available, they include: 1. Decay and Termite-Resistant Timber: In West Africa favorable tree species are iroko (Milicia excelsa, local name – odum), opepe (Naucleadiderrichii, local name – kusia), or ekki (Lophira alata, local name – kaku). While in South East Asia poles can be…

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Impact of Soil Characteristics on Snails

Impact of Soil Characteristics on Snails

With soil being a major part of a snail’s habitat. Soil composition, water content and texture are important factors to consider in site selection due to the following reasons: The snail’s shell is made up mainly of calcium derived from the soil and from feed. Snails derive most of their water requirements from the soil. Snails dig in the soil to lay their eggs and to rest during the dry season. Because of all these reasons, it is essential that the soil is loose and that its calcium and water…

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Reasons why Snails Aestivate and How to Prevent it

Predators, Parasites and Diseases of Snail

Aestivating snail sealed into its shell by a calcareous layer. Snails aestivate if the temperature is too high (> 30 °C) or if the air humidity is too low (< 70-75%) relative humidity. Snails hibernate if the temperature drops below 5 °C. For the snail farmer the result is the same: his (or her) snails become inactive and stop growing, losing valuable growing time, while expenses for housing, tending and protection continue. Consequently, it is in the snail farmer’s interest to prevent or at least reduce dormancy by selecting the…

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Factors to Consider when Choosing a Snail Farm Site

Factors to Consider when Choosing a Snail Farm Site

There are some basic factors that needs to be considered when selecting a desirable site for your snail farm in order to avoid related issues in the nearest future. Some of those important basic factors to be considered include but not limited to the following: 1. General Considerations Snails are generally very used to escaping from enclosures. A priority in setting up a productive snail farming venture, therefore, is to construct escape-proof housing. There are several types of snail housing to choose from depending on the size of the venture…

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