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24 February 2016 Soil preparation for hatching cups

Snails prefer fresh soil as the substrate for laying eggs, which means that we should replace the soil every day, during cleaning of reproduction tables and during feeding. […]

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Breeding

9 February 2016 The last season’s archive

This is an example tray with egg cocoons ready for hatching. […]

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8 February 2016 Mites – hygiene, prevention

Following basic rules of zoohygiene, we can avoid parasites, roundworms, mites, Salmonella bacteria. […]

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Reproduction

8 February 2016 Potency and breeding of snails

Initially after their awakening, the reproducing snails show an increased drive to breed. It is just enough for them to feed, replenish fluids lost during hibernation and feel the soil in the placed hatching pods. Feeding snails with carrots guarantees that eggs will be laid at a consistently high rate. The best results are achieved […]

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28 January 2016 A bit of theory of reproduction, and a very brief one at that

The age of snails is calculated from the first feeding (about 7 days after hatching). Copulation takes place when the snails mature (appearance of the birth canal orifice on the right side of the snail’s head). Mature snails are called reproducing specimens. […]

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15 January 2016 A bit of professional literature – snail species

Snails in Poland: Snails, and escargot (Burgundy snail) in particular, are considered to have been well settled in Poland already in the Middle Ages. […]

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12 January 2016 Feedstock recipes for Helix Aspersa Maxima and Muller snails

If you have all the ingredients available, you can try and prepare the feedstock yourself. An example mix for snails, staying in a farming park, with access to plants and soil : 2.6 kg of soy beans or meal 3.4 kg of corn (maize) should be ground to flour 2 kg of wheat these ingredients […]

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10 January 2016 There is nothing more simple than snail farming – is it really the case?

One starts with buying several dozens of small snails, multiplying them or rather leaving the snails to do so themselves, then one just sells them and reaps the profit… but no, there could be nothing more wrong than this! […]

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5 January 2016 Some snail theory from professional literature…

Snails are one of the first animals consumed by humans. This is proven by large numbers of shells or shell parts found in excavations indicating that already primitive, pre-historic people used to eat snails. However, the Romans were the first gourmands who discovered taste and health benefits of snails. They ate the snails also because […]

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Baby snails

3 January 2016 Helix Aspersa Maxima

Helix aspersa Maxima farming snail is a representative of the Helicidae family. It is known as the African snail, or large grey snail – Gros-Gris. It was brought to France from North Africa. […]

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