Daily Routine Duties in a Snail Farm

The Different Types of Snail Food

Some of the basic daily routine duties to be carried out in your snail farm include the following activities: 1. Check the housing units regularly and any dead or infected snails found removed.  2. Remove regularly the leftover feeds in the housing. 3. Clean and replenish water trays with fresh cool water untreated. 4. Clean the pens and the surrounding regularly. 5. Make sure that the soil is well covered with dry leaves (mulching). 6. In the dry season, wet the soil adequately to remain moist always. Many snails aestivate…

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General Management Routine for Snails

Basic Advantages of Snail Farming

As a snail farmer or an intending snail farmer, there are some basic daily general management routines you must observe in your snail farm. Some of those general management routine procedures include the following: 1. Discourage visitors from entering the Snailery too frequently. 2. Do a proper inspection of materials carried to snailery such that they are safe. 3. Do not use chemicals i.e. insecticides or herbicides inside the Snailery. 4. Adequate shade must be provided. 5. Snail must be handled carefully. 6. Fresh poultry dropping should not be added.…

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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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Introduction to Materials needed for Snail Feed Formulation

Major Disadvantages of Snail Farming

Before you can start formulating feed for your snails, it is required that you must understand and be able to recognize and identify those materials when you see them, which is why today, we are going to be discussing about what the essential raw materials for snail feed formulation is made up of. What is wheat offal? Its the waste product of wheat during processing, it contains the chaff and glutenous part of wheat seed Bone meal: is normal cattle bone or other bone like (goat, pig, etc.) Fish Meal:…

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Today’s Debate Topic: Which Feed do Snails Prefer: Vegetables or Formulated Feeds?

Often times when we mention snail farming as a business, many farmers assume that the only feed that snails consume is basically some vegetables. Although this was actually the major practice during the olden days, but Agriculture/Farming have gone far beyond the ancient methods because on daily basis, researches are being carried out to discover the better and most effective ways of modernizing Agriculture/Farming. In respect to snail farming, snails have been taken away from their popular method of feeding on some vegetables into compounding snail feeds which supports their…

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Snail Food and Feeding System

The Different Types of Snail Food

 Introduction The distinction between extensive, semi-intensive and intensive snail farming systems applies not only to housing but also to feeding. In an extensive system snail feed only on vegetation planted in their pens specifically for that purpose, as in mini-paddock and free-range pens. In a semi-intensive snail farm, external feed is provided to hatchlings, juveniles and possibly to breeding snails housed in hutch boxes or trench pens. In an intensively managed snail farm, all snails, at whatever growing stage, are always provided with external feed. Snails are kept in hutch…

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