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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Climatic and Environmental Requirements for Snails

Climatic and Environmental Requirements for Snails

From the descriptions of the three major GALS species it is clear that snails, as cold-blooded animals, are sensitive to changes in atmospheric humidity and temperature. GALS, especially Achatina fulica, are able to put up with a range of conditions, but when temperature and/or humidity are not to their liking, they go into dormancy. The snail retracts its entire body inside its shell, sealing off the opening with a white, calcareous layer to prevent water loss from the body. This reaction is typical of all snail species. Aestivating snail sealed…

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How to Treat Coccidiosis Organically in Chickens

coccidiosis treatment in chickens

Coccidiosis can be treated organically using some proven natural materials at a particular rate of application. Coccidiosis in poultry is an acute poultry disease that renders farmer helpless; this disease can ravage a large flock of chickens within a few days of infection. As an organic farmer, you have two ways of coccidiosis treatment in chickens disease without using synthetic drugs: Proper litter or bedding management Use of herbal medications. Proper litter management is one of the organic ways of controlling coccidiosis in poultry. Although, it is one of the…

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All you need to know about Archatina Marginata Breed of Snail

PROCESSING AND MARKETING OF SNAILS

Description Archachatina Marginata popularly known by its abbreviation of “AM” characterized by (big black snail, giant African land snail) is a large snail, generally growing to about 20 cm and a live weight of 500g. The shell is much less pointed than the Achatina species, the roundness being especially obvious in young animals. Striation on the shell may give the appearance of a ‘woven’ texture. The head of the snail is dark-grey its foot is a lighter shade. This species has been the object of a series of stocking and…

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Who is a Farmer, Farmers Techniques, History and Types of Farming

Who is a Farmer, Farmers Techniques, History and Types of Farming

Today we are going to be discussing about the actual definition of who a farmer is, the farming improvements in technology, the types of farming, the farmers techniques, farming groups, the occupational hazards and when farming evolved in human life. Now let’s start our discussion but first “Who is actually a farmer”? Who is a Farmer? A farmer (also referred to as an Agriculturer) is someone engaged in agriculture, raising living organisms for food or raw materials. The term normally applies to individuals who do some mixture of raising field…

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