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1 May 2016 Cuvette hygiene or what to do after hatching

Here are a few hints regarding cocoons and hatched little snails in the cuvettes: -the cocoons should be carefully collected using a plastic spoon from the hatching pods to cuvettes filled with soil up to ca. 1 cm. -the soil may not be too dry and too wet, as it will eventually grow mould in […]

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30 April 2016 Little snail hatching

African snail eggs during hatching. They change their colour from white to light brown, mocca colour. This is a normal change, indicating everything goes according to the plan. Here are little snails of edible species in a cuvette, freshly hatched. Some of the eggs can still be seen before their transformation, as they do not […]

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29 April 2016 Baby snails from the “Mokry Dwór” Snail Farm

These are our little Helix Aspersa Muller snails. We use cuvettes specially prepared for edible snails farming at our farm. The cuvettes are very practical, made of sturdy plastic with small openings drilled in the sides. The top part of the cuvette is placed on the bottom part, it is stable. Of course, other containers […]

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16 April 2016 Water quality in snail farming

Water quality is a decisive factor in farming, especially during the reproduction period which takes place indoors. Water with poor parameters should be chemically treated and/or in an installation of appropriate filters. Basic quality parameters of water used in farming:     pH: 6.5-8.5 hardness up to 200 mval/dcm3 ammonia up to 5 mg N/dcm3 […]

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10 April 2016 Little snails – practical things what to do and what not to do

– Do not sprinkle little snails with water – Do not pour feedstock onto little snails (as they stick and die) – The bottom part of the cuvette should be changed every day (excrements and residues of feedstock should be removed) – Do not touch little snails, do not move them around with fingers, etc. […]

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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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27 March 2016 Little snail feeding after the hatching

Little Helix Aspersa Maxima and Muller snails are left without feeding for three days. They use up their foetal residues and feed on soil. […]

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21 March 2016 Baby snail hatching and temperature

1oC of temperature difference results in a one day of hatching time difference […]

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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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2 January 2016 Helix Aspersa Müller

Helix aspersa Müller snail, also known as small grey snail or Petit-Gris, is very tasty and does not require any initial processing as it can be eaten whole, cooked in the shell, without the need to remove the stomach. […]

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