Formula for a self-mix Snail Feed

Ingredients (Kg) Maize (31.3kg) Groundnut cake (10kg) Soy bean meal (25kg) Fish meal (4kg) Wheat offal (16kg) Palm kernel cake (4.2kg) Oyster shell (8.05kg) Bone meal (1.2kg) Premix vitamins & minerals (0.25kg) Total = 100Kg

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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

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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