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10 December 2016 Choosing soil for edible snail farming

In theory: The best soil is healthy, slightly basic (calcium-rich) soil. If the natural environment we are planning to use for farming parks is too sandy and acidic, it should be enriched with humus and made more fertile with natural calcium (take care not to use calcium fertilizers containing ingredients lethal to snails). If the […]

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28 November 2016 Farming (breeding) conditions – observed and important

In addition to appropriate feeding and nutrition, the most important conditions of correct and intensive reproduction are complementary: temperature, humidity and light intensity, namely length of the day. […]

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21 July 2016 Sprinkling system at a farming park – is it necessary?

A sprinkling system providing water dispersed as very fine droplets is installed inside a park in order to maintain the appropriate humidity and moisture levels. Water must reach each and every corner of the park. […]

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26 April 2016 Damaged snail shell

Mechanical damage usually occur when a snail falls or is dropped from height onto a solid surface. Such damage is usually not too dangerous and the animal is able to rebuild the lost part of the shell. If the damage is excessive, though, the snail will die.  The photo presents a snail with damaged shell […]

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Baby snails

7 April 2016 Density of snails / little snails at a farming park

Snails should not be present too densely within farming parks. […]

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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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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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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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