EQUIPMENT AND TOOLS NEEDED IN SNAIL FARMING

They include the following: 1 . Small weighing scale. 2. Watering can 3. Water containers (Water tanks) 4. Hand trowel 5. Water and feeding troughs 6. S h o v e l. 7. H o e. 8. Cutlass. 9. Plastic buckets. 10. Measuring tape 11. R a k e.

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DISEASE PREVENTION IN SNAIL FARMING

  Signs of ill health: •        The snail will fail to eat i.e. •        . Loss of appetite. •        The snail will be inactive. •        There will be loss of weight. •        No ensalivation of the fleshy part(foot) . •        Dryness of the fleshy part. •        Nodules may be formed on the surface of the snail. •        The foot or fleshy part withdraws into the shell PREDISPOSITION FACTORS OR CAUSATIVE AGENTS: •        Adverse environmental condition: •        Insufficient shading and mulching •        Overcrowding: •        Nutrition: •        Poison: •        Pathogen •        Use…

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CARCASS ANALYSIS OF DIFFERENT BREEDS OF SNAIL

Parameter A. marginata A. achatina A. fulica Limicolaria spp Mean Liveweight (G) 285.0 162.0 23.88 8.40 Weight Of The Foot 112.2 59.91 9.34 2.62 Weight Of The Shell (G) 72.68 41 5.47 2.03 Weight Of The Visceral  (G) 62.43 35.28 4.98 1.95 Dressing percentage (%) 39.36 36.98 39.11 31.19 Shell/Live-weight % 25.50 25.5 22.91 24.16 VISCERAL / LIVE WEIGHT (%) 21.91 21.78 20.69 23.21 TABLE 1. PROXIMATE COMPOSITION OF GALS (A. MARGINATA VAR. SATURALIS) X Proximate composition (%) White-skinned eggs Black-skinned eggs Meat** Moisture Content 60.00 ± 2.18 59.94 ±…

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BREEDS OF SNAILS AND THEIR ORIGINS

Recommended Methods of Selecting Snail Breeding Stock

As at today there are about 11 breeds of snails which are being cultures for the purpose of meat, reproduction, sells etc. Archachatina marginata ( African giant snail) Achatina  Achatina (African Origin) Achatina  fulica (African Origin) others include: • Helix.aspersa (Spain , France ,Italy) • H .pomatia (Rome , France , Britain) • H .lacteal (Spain) • H .nemoralis (Spain) • H . hortensis (Central and northern Europe) • H . aperta. • lucorum (Crimea to turkey) • adanensis (turkey)

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BENEFITS OF SNAIL FARMING

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

BENEFITS OF SNAIL FARMING 1. Snail farming is not high capital intensive 2. Snail is a good source of protein. 3. It contains low fat & cholesterol levels. 4. It maintains low mortality BENEFITS It’s a Good foreign exchange earner Food The shell Traditional medicine etc.

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PROCESSES INVOLVED IN SNAIL FARMING – HELICULTURE

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

Some of the basic processes involved in snail farming (Heliculture) include the following: 1. Education: This is where many farmers fail because they hardly know much about the business they are venturing into. therefore, first of all, get all the knowledge about the business, understand the business idea, breed type, problem you might face, disease, feeds, plants and vegetable, do’s and don’ts, marketing, viability and the different challenges that may arise in the process of running the business. Once your gatherer enough knowledge about snail farming within your country, you…

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