Reasons why Snail Meat is Unique

All you need to know about Archatina Marginata Breed of Snail

Snails meat popularly called “Congo meat” is consumed in many countries around the world. Meanwhile in some countries, snails are considered a delicacy for the rich because of its nutritional benefits. In Nigeria for instance, Snail is a popular meat for many Nigerians in the especially in the rural areas mostly in the rain forest belt, where it is collected from the wild. The potentials for its domestication and commercialization in the country has not been fully harnessed or exploited, although many studies and experience has shown that snails Farming…

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Comprehensive Guide on How to Construct a Snail Pen

Factors to Consider when Choosing a Snail Farm Site

There are some basic factors that needs to be considered when constructing your snail pen which include the following: The scale of the snail farming enterprise you want to establish. The type of snail farming you choose to operate i.e. In-door or Out-door; The stage of development as well as habits of the snails. In today’s article, we are going to be discussing about the construction of out-door snail pen. First, let us start with the following: Preparation of site for 5m x 5m out-door snail pen The basic factors…

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Common Giant African Snail Species with their Unique Features and Characteristics

All you need to know about Archatina Marginata Breed of Snail

There are three major Giant African land snails. They include the following species: 1. Achatina Marginata (AM) 2. Achatina Achatina (AA) 3. Achatina Fulica (AF) Now let us discuss them in details below: 1. Achatina Marginata: This is called the big black snail or giant snail. It is commonly found in the forest along the coast of West Africa. This is the most common snail found in Nigeria amidst Achatina Fulica. The shell has a mottled color of black, brown and white and very thick. The shell collar is pink.…

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Formula for a self-mix Snail Feed

Seasonal and Daily Management Practices for Snail

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

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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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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