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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