Sign up to receive email updates. You will be able to choose from many different topics to receive the news you want to know about. Nobody Will Tell You For Free! 12 additional months is simply not being practical. These conditions can only be met in a scientific laboratory with huge funds allocated. You do not have a lab neither do you have money to waste.
The best you can do is to maximize your profits using my simple methods of cheap and practical secrets which coupled with best practices and application of good quality control will reward you more often than not. I have compiled it in a fun way from A-Z and it will hopefully raise up more owners of profitable snaileries in Nigeria , Africa and the world at large. SO, lets read A,B, C – the snail way! There are some 200 species of Achatinidae in Sub-Saharan Africa.
For the purposes of snail farming however, we will concern ourselves with only the three species of that genus that is commercial , marketable and of course profitable. The only place you shouldn’t buy snails though are your city markets. Live snails from such markets are usually stressed and are best for eating. Low calcium intake will slow the growth rate and cause the shells to be thinner. Calcium may be set out in a feeding dish or trough so the snails can eat it at will. Food is only one calcium source. Snails may eat paint or attack walls of buildings seeking calcium, and they also will eat dirt.
I use two cheap calcium sources in all my farms. A total of 24 growing snails of approximately one year old were used for the study. However, cabbage leaf contains some essential mineral elements, which are useful in body building than the other two feedstuffs. It also showed that snails fed with cabbage leaves had the highest dry matter intake and weight gain of 14.
Highest shell length and circumference increase of 0. 6 cm were obtained in pawpaw fruit and pawpaw leaf respectively. That was the abstract of a research paper by 4 professor level experts from the Federal college of forestry Jericho , Ibadan. I saw it since 2009 and I have applied it successfully. The other cheap but effective calcium source is broken rock fragments of limestone. Licking stones’ in pens or the habitat where you plan to house your snails. Find them easily in stores where poultry feeds are sold or just take a hike to the hills of Okpella in Edo, Nkalagu in Ebonyi, Obajana in Kogi or mfanmosing in cross river and load sacks of it for you.