Benefits of Snail Farming

Below are the some of the benefits of snail farming business in Nigeria and all over the world: It is very easy to run It is a highly lucrative business It is environmental friendly Snails are highly productive Low in fat and cholesterol Highly medicinal and used for health’s related products Snail has traditional healing benefits Snails are good export business opportunity Snails contain iron Snails contain magnesium Snails contain vitamin A Snails contain calcium Snails have very low fat.

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Ideas on Snail Sales and Marketing

If you are considering using marketing and sales as an excuse for not venturing into snail farming, I bet with this ideas you will definitely change your mind because now, Facebook and other social networks has made digital and e-market available to all who have products to sell. You can meet people online, just build trust with them, be sincere and show transparency, even when you don’t deliver quickly, they will be relaxed because you have built that trust with them. If you are packaging and processing your snail and…

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Snail Housing and Equipment’s

Sometimes, intending snail farmers complain that they cannot start their snail farm due to lack of space or financial issues but the truth is that you can make it even with lesser fund than you could imagine.                                               (Car used tyre for snail farming) Car tyres can be used for snail farming, you can line up about 4 car used tyres and may repeat into 3 different places, buy point of lay snails (POL): these are snails that are capable of laying eggs like 30pieces of them and place 10…

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Ways to make more money as a Snail Farmer

Methods of Snail Processing and Packaging There is a lot of money in snail farming business, you can choose to sell packages snails both online and offline. You can as well decide to sell in offices, schools, Hotels, Supermarkets, Restaurants etc. with your Brand name and contact details. You can also decide to venture into the following areas of snail business: Formulate snail feed, bag and brand them and sell online and offline to snail farmers. You can buy snails, process, preserve and package them, sell to offices, restaurants /…

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Feeding Snails locally and How to Formulate Snail feeds

Snails basically feed on fruits like paw-paw both the ripped and the unripe pawpaw. Paw-paw provides the snails with vitamins but it is advisable to remove the leftovers after the day because it attracts insects / predators. Watermelon is also part of the fruits given to snails both the red (inside) and the green (outside) parts are inclusive and are being enjoyed by snails. Cucumber is not left out as it is also part of those fruits that snails enjoy most, the fruit provides the snails a lot of calcium,…

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How to Raise Snails (Introduction to Snail Farming)

  (Achatina Achatina)                                       (Achatina Maginata)   Snail farming also known as “Heliculture” 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. There are two main species of snail commonly reared in Nigeria and some other countries that has lots of market value and relevance and they include: AA = Achatina Achatina and AM = Achatina Maginata. Achatina Achatina Snails are characterized by a tiger stripped yellow and…

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

Snail 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 only for…

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Snail Farming Step-by-Step Beginners Guide

What Every Young Farmer Should Know About The 3 Types Of Snails: Achatina Marginata (AM), Achatina Achatina (AA) and Achatina Fulica (AF)

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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SOURCING, SELECTION AND STOCKING OF SNAILS

Sources of foundation stock: Snail farmers Research Institutes. M a r k e t s Hawkers Direct from the bush SNAIL FARMERS ADVANTAGES The age of the snail could be determined. The performance of the snails are known. The snails are already used to the system of rearing (Intensive system) The snail  are  well adapted to the environment. DISADVANTAGE The price may be higher than that of snails purchased from hawkers or obtained directly from the bush. RESEARCH INSTITUTES Snails to be used as foundation stock could also be purchased…

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REPRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT PRACTICES OF SNAIL

Sexual maturity:- Snails will start to lay eggs when they are sexually matured at 8-12 months or when their weight is between 110-125g.  Snails would continue to lay eggs both in the rainy and dry seasons under domestication. Factors that affect sexual maturity:- A g e Feeding Temperature Relative humidity. Disease condition Specie of the snail. Eggs of snails Clutch Size             4-18 Incubation period   28-32 days   MANAGEMENT PRACTICES:  Care for hatchlings or baby snails:  Care For The Growers Care For The Breeders/Adults Daily routine practices •        Check the housing…

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PROCESSING AND MARKETING OF SNAILS

All you need to know about Archatina Marginata Breed of Snail

Processing of snails: Snails could be processed for eating purpose as form eight month of age Use hard objects like stone, club or iron e.t.c to break the shell or put the snail in hot water for 3-5 minutes. Remove and shake. The visceral (Intestine and kidney e.t.c ) of the snail and the foot(edible portion) will come out of the shell. Separate the edible portion (foot) from the visceral and the shell. Wash the foot with alum or lime to remove the slime. The edible portion can then be…

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