Predators, Parasites and Diseases of Snail

Predators, Parasites and Diseases of Snail

Snail farmers must be aware of several predators, parasites and diseases if mortality rates are to be kept to a minimum. Snails have many natural predators, including members of all major vertebrate groups, carnivorous snails, ground beetles, leeches and even predatory caterpillars. Humans also pose great dangers to snails in the wild. Pollution and destruction of habitats have caused the extinction of some snail species in recent years. Human poachers pose a great danger to farm grown snails as well! Predators The major predators a snail farmer may have to…

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Seasonal and Daily Management Practices for Snail

HOW TO PREVENT OTHER PREDATORS IN A SNAIL FARM

As in any livestock farming operation, good management practices are the key to success. Most research on farming GALS has been carried out in West Africa. Seasonal activities, as described below, follow the march of the seasons of West Africa, with breeding and egg laying in March through July. Note that domesticated snails may continue laying during the dry season as well (Omole, et al. 2007). Snail breeders in other parts of the (sub)humid tropics should adapt the management cycle to local conditions. In semi-intensive or intensive snail farming, farmers…

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7 Factors to Consider before Setting Up your Farming Business

7 Factors to Consider before Setting Up your Farming Business

There is an increasing interest in farming and land is the most important item in that regard. Therefore, site selection for farming purposes is a vital discussion for the farmer. Getting your start in the farming industry is no easy task, it requires a great knowledge of horticulture and agricultural studies as well as very hard labor. The other difficult aspect is choosing which crops to plant and keeping those crops healthy. Crop protection such as aerial spraying is one such example of the operational cost you must consider. Also…

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Amazing Reasons why we must use Rabbit Poo (Manure) for our Soil and Crops

Amazing Reasons why we must use Rabbit Poo (Manure) for our Soil and Crops

Today we will be discussing on the effects of the different macro nutrients found on the Rabbit poo to the soil and our crops. 1)  Nitrogen(N): Rabbit manure is higher in nitrogen than sheep, goat, pig, chicken, cow or horse manure. Plants need nitrogen to produce a lush green growth. Nitrogen helps plants grow greener and stronger helping the plant reach its full potential. This is great for all those quick growing salad greens! Great for the early growth of tomatoes, corn, and many other vegetables. 2) Phosphorus(P): Rabbit manure…

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Health Benefits of Different Fruits and Vegetables

Health Benefits of Different Fruits and Vegetables

BANANAS •Protect your heart. •Strengthen bones. •Control blood pressure •Block diarrhea. BEANS •Prevent constipation. •Help hemorrhoids. •Lower cholesterol. •Combat cancer. •Stabilize blood sugar. BROCCOLI •Strengthens. •Saves eyesight. •Combats cancer. •Protects your heart. •Controls blood pressure. CABBAGE •Combats cancer. •Prevents constipation. •Promotes weight loss. •Protects your heart. •Helps hemorrhoids. CARROTS •Save eyesight. •Protect your heart. •Prevent constipation. •Combat cancer. •Promote weight loss. CAULIFLOWER •Protects against Prostate Cancer. •Combats Breast Cancer. •Strengthens bones. •Banishes bruises. •Guards against heart disease. GARLIC •Lowers cholesterol. •Controls blood pressure. •Combats cancer. •kills bacteria. •Fights fungus. GRAPEFRUIT…

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Recommended Snail Rearing Density

HOW TO PREVENT OTHER PREDATORS IN A SNAIL FARM

Density affects the growth and breeding capacity of snails. High-density populations tend to grow slowly, develop into smaller adults, and lay fewer clutches of eggs and fewer eggs per clutch. If the snails are very densely packed, they may not breed at all. The accumulating slime suppresses reproduction. Other disadvantages of high density are the high rates of parasitism and ease of transmission of diseases. In terms of snail weight, the recommended density is 1-1.5 kg per m2(for A. achatina, this would be about 15 to 25 snails per square…

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How Fortified Molasses helps for Survival Feeding of Beef Cattle

How Fortified Molasses helps for Survival Feeding of Beef Cattle

When the quantity and quality of available feed becomes low, an energy source (as well as protein) is required. Molasses can be a cost-effective energy source but it is low in protein. Research and Grazing experience have shown that molasses fed in open troughs with added protein can be used successfully for drought feeding of cattle. Molasses lends itself to bulk handling methods suitable for drought feeding large numbers of stock. Below is the composition of Molasses The basic composition of molasses is: • Dry matter: 76% • Sucrose: 46%…

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