Snail is high in protein over 20% and irons over 65kg, low and it contains all the ammo acids required by human being. Studies has show that the glandular substances in edible snail meat cause agglutination of some bacteria’s, which could be of value in fighting varieties of ailment.
Snail meat is being consumed by human beings all over the world and it is being seen and means of getting blood in human bodies for healthy living.
Snail rearing business is a very profitable business venture often neglected by many number of people in Nigeria.
Snail also play immortal role in folk medicine like Ghana, the bluish liquid obtained from its snail when the meat has been removed is believed to be good for infant development.
In Africa, snail meat has traditionally been a major ingredient in the diet of people living in the high forest belt. In Cote d’ Ivoire, for example, an estimated 8 million kg are eating snail annually. In Ghana, it is clear that demand out rightly suppers the supply.
The high iron content of snail is considered important in treating anemia. In the past, it was recommended for combating ulcer and asthma.
Advantages of snail farming
Disadvantages of snail Farming
Types Of Snail.
There are various species of snail but this article focus on the giant African land snail, specifically the species of achatina achatina, achatina fulica, and achachatina maginata.
Benefits of snail farming in Henya, Ghana and Nigeria.
Steps to starting snail farming business in Ghana, Nigeria and Kenya.
The location of site: The location of the site is very important for snail farming. Some species of snail thrives best in the areas with moderate temperature and high humidity. Too much wind can accelerate moisture loss in snails therefore, to prevent moisture; the land must be sited in a place that protected from the wind. The soil area is very important because, snails grow well on good soil.
The main factors to consider before choosing a site
Constructing a Snaillery
A good construction for housing of snail is very important because, the snail is master escapists. The housing method could be extensive, semi extensive and intensive, it should have escape proof so that you don’t wake up and see your snails roaming around the street.
The stocking density affects the growth of the snails. High stocking density tends to slow down the growth of the snail and develop them into small adults, they equally lay fewer clutches of eggs and fewer eggs per clutch.
Food and Feeding
Food and feeding of snail should not really be a problem because, snails are vegetarians and can accept most types of food.
Example are leaves such as cocoyam, cassava, okra, eggplant, cabbage, pawpaw
Fruits, Generally fruits rich in minerals and vitamins but low in protein.
Tubers such as Yan and Cocoyam
Snails avoid plants that have hairy leaves and produce toxic chemicals like physic nuts ( Jathropa Caras). Bear in mind that snails are not fat growing animals. Snails take about 12 to 15 months for the achatina achatina to reach full maturity even if they eat huge quantity of food with quality.
Predators, Parasites and Diseases.
The predator that can eat your snail includes man, snakes, mice, rats, frogs and toads, domesticated birds etc. Beware of parasites because, they can eat the snail’s body tissue until the snail are reduced to putrefying mass and pupate within the shell, making you lose your investment
If you are going to start snail farming business please, take your time to read through this article many times so that you understand the requirements and believe me, snail farming business can always give you return on investment up to 400% if you do it well and remember to give your snail enough time to grow. Big snails gives more income more than small snails.
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