Snail farming is not a new concept,but if care is not taken,it could turn out to be the worst business one ever does, just as every other business, snail farming has its dos and don’ts..
From the prehistoric age, humans have been consuming snail meat because of its high rate of protein, iron, low fat, and including almost all the amino acid which is needed for human body.
Basically snails originated from wild life and they are considered as good food and source of nutrition. Snail farming has many kinds of benefit. If a person raises them and expects to get possible qualities, he has to care for them properly.
Suitable Place and Soil
For snail farming, an open pasture should be selected, where suitable plants are grown for feed and shelter. Basically any kinds of shed are not used. At the time of selecting a site for snail farming, the main concern should be given to the prevailing wind that is essential to dry out the soil. A farmer has to concentrate on eliminating predatory insects and pests.
For this reason soil analysis and ensuring growing leafy, green vegetable crops are urgent. It is said that friable soil with PH 5.8 to 7.5 and calcium contain soil is useful in this regards.
The soil structure should be light because clay soil is inappropriate for egg lying and moving. Besides, plants and snail should keep moist by night time. Snail can move more easily on moist leaves and ground and that is why they can eat more and grow faster.
Proper drainage system is necessary because no water should remain on ground in puddles. Rain water and collected irrigation is also important for snail farming. The place should be free from big trees so that no predatory and insects can grow and these trees give shade for the development of crops that hinders dew fall.