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Re: How To Create Snail Housing In Simple Steps by ponti93(m): 1:20pm On Oct 25, 2018
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Re: How To Create Snail Housing In Simple Steps by wink2015(m): 1:50pm On Oct 25, 2018
Quite Informative.

This is a good start for those with low capital that want to start an agro business.
Re: How To Create Snail Housing In Simple Steps by ottidex(m): 2:34pm On Oct 25, 2018
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Re: How To Create Snail Housing In Simple Steps by ishaq062(m): 2:46pm On Oct 25, 2018
bossvic:
Thank you op. do you do farm setup? Or does anyone here do?

I can assist you with that.
pm me for more details.
Re: How To Create Snail Housing In Simple Steps by ishaq062(m): 2:48pm On Oct 25, 2018
for your snail housing and how to maintain it please feel free to PM me.
Re: How To Create Snail Housing In Simple Steps by Nobody: 2:51pm On Oct 25, 2018
naijafarmers:


Pictures are on the website, not so easy to put pictures within texts on Nairaland.

See pictures on how to set up a snail housing here
snails hibernated during the day and are active at night. My question is if one is able to replicated an environment where it will be dark and moist all day long and all year round, how will this affect the growth and reproduction of the snails?,as I am made to understand that hibernating increases their productivity
Re: How To Create Snail Housing In Simple Steps by Billygee2u: 2:55pm On Oct 25, 2018
naijafarmers:
Snaileries are structures or places where edible snails are kept, bred and fattened for commercial purposes. Several people in the world consume them as a delicacy, and can be a very lucrative source of income. Want to know all about snail farming? Read the full snail farming guide here.

Snaileries are also called snail pen, snail housing, snail habitat or snail structure. When starting a snail farming business, it is very important for you to put your snail housing into consideration – the type, size and dimension, which is hugely dependent on your preferred snail growing system and the quantity of snails you intend to produce.

Amongst the list of factors to consider are the age of the snails, temperature, location, weather and climatic factors, vunerability to flooding and many more.

Types of Snail Housing Systems

The management is largely dependent on the financial input of the business owner, and the preferred housing system could be grouped into three classifications – intensive, mixed (or semi-intensive), or extensive.

Intensive Snail Housing System:

Involves trying to recreate the natural habitat of snails, by creating greenhouses, free-range snail pens or buildings with controlled climatic conditions. This is characteristic of farmers who rear snails in large quantity and for commercial purposes.

Mixed or Semi-intensive Snail Housing System:
Here, egg laying and hatching also occurs in controlled environments, then young snails are removed after 6-8 weeks to the surrounding, for further development and growth.

Extensive snail housing system:
Practiced mostly by small scale farmers and subsistence farmers. Farmers practice snail farming using car tyres, baskets, old tanks or anything readily available to them.

Some of the materials needed to construct good snail pens include concrete blocks or bricks, polythene sheets, galvanized sheets, Mosquito nets or nylon mesh, and chicken wire.

Decay and termite resistant timber play important role in the construction of snail housing. In West Africa, favourable tree species that produce such timber include opepe, iroko, and mahogany. Disposable materials like car tyres, baskets, oil drums, and old water tanks are also good materials.

Materials Needed for Constructing Different Snail Pens
Depending on price and availability, the following materials can be used as snail housing materials; Concrete blocks or bricks, polythene sheets, galvanized sheets, Mosquito nets or nylon mesh, and chicken wire.

Decay and termite resistant timber play important role in the construction of snail housing. In West Africa, favourable tree species that produce such timber include opepe, iroko, and mahogany. Disposable materials like car tyres, baskets, oil drums, and old water tanks are also good materials.

How to Construct Different Snail Houses (according to Agro4africa)

1. Using Baskets

For raising hatchlings of less than 3 months age for incubation of eggs, basket housings can be quite useful. Major limitation – poor durability.

How to make a snail housing using baskets:
Get a good locally made/ woven basket and lay sack beneath to hold soil.
Fill the basket with soil (humus or loamy) to a depth of 15-20cm.
Put dry leaves on the soil for mulching.
Cover the basket with a lid, or chicken wire mesh placed between two mosquito nets and fastened with a wooden frame, to provide protection against insects.

2. Hutch Box (Wooden Snail Cage)

In a hutch box, eggs and young snails can be easily located, as they are very suitable as hatchery for nursery and pens. It involves using a square or rectangular, single, or multi-chamber wooden boxes with lids, placed on wooden stands.

How to create one
The dimension should be about 100cm x 100cm x 50cm with a stand of 35cm.
The box will have cubical wooden frame.
The base of the box should be built of hard wood and perforated to allow free drainage of excess water.
After constructing the box, sieve humus or loamy soil into it to a depth of 20 – 25cm.
Cover the box with a lid made of chicken wire mesh reinforced with mosquito nets. The lid should be fitted with a padlock to discourage poachers from stealing your snails.
The stands of the cage which is 35cm high should be placed inside a container or bowl filled with water plus kerosene, used engine oil or any other disinfectants.
This is done so as to prevent insects from crawling up the box to attack the snails,snail housing/ hutch box
The soil in the hutch box must be changed occasionally because, an accumulation of droppings and slime will increase the chances of disease development.
A box of 1sqr.m can be used to rear 4 – 6 mature snails.
Pro – It can be constructed close to the farmer’s house to enable easy accessibility and supervision. The height helps greatly in facilitating feeding and handling of the snails.
Con – Relatively expensive to construct, comes in limited sizes, which restrict the number of snails that can be kept in them per time.

3. Construction of Snail House Using Old Tyres
Very cost effective and readily available in both rural and urban areas. Involves sourcing for tyres from mechanics or vulcanizer, while using them as farming structures in your home.

Due to the poor ventilation characteristics of tyres, perforating the tyres will help promote aeration in the sector.

To constructs snail housing using old tyres;
Select an appropriate site under a shade.
Stack 3 – 4 tyres upon one another as shown in the image above.After stacking, fill the tyres with suitable loamy soil to a depth of 10 – 15cm.
Cover the tyres with chicken wire and mosquito mesh, placed between the topmost tyre and the second one from the top for protection.
Car tyres can hold up to 3 – 6 snails, depending on their sizes. Tyres of larger diameters can hold between 5 – 10 mature snails.

4. Drums/Old Tanks used for Construction of Snail Pen
Got old oil drums and tanks around you, you could put them to use instead of discarding them. They are good for small-scale production of snails, especially for subsistence purposes.

To construct snail housing using oil drums or old tanks;
Perforate.
Lay sack on the bottom of the tank to hold the soil and then fill with humus or loamy soil to a depth of 10-15cm.
Place dry leaves on the soil layer as mulching.
Cover the box with a lid made of chicken wire mesh reinforced with mosquito nets.
The tank could be placed on a stand if available.

5. Trench Pen Snail House
Trench pen is a type of snail habitat that is built in a shallow pit. To construct trench pens,

Select an appropriate site and peg out the position of your pen.
The trench is either dug into the ground or raised 40 – 50cm above ground level using cement blocks.
Ensure that the trench is well drained to prevent water-logging
Fill the trench with good loamy soil to a depth of 10 – 15cm.
Concrete can be leveled on the floor of the trench before topping with the soil.
Construct feeding and water trough to a height 5 –7cm above the soil level.
After that, cover the pen properly with a well fitted framework of chicken wire plus mosquito net.
Trench pens have the advantage of being flexible, especially when sorting snails according to their sizes and phase in the growing cycle. The snails are always easy to locate, for handling, feeding, selection and final sale or consumption.
On the contrary, trench pens have the disadvantage of being expensive to construct (especially the raised trench pen). Secondly, the farmer may end up having back ache because of long stooping or kneeling due to the low height of the trench.
6. Free-range Snail Farming System
Free-range snail farming is a type of snail farming structure in which snails are allowed to roam freely and feed on open pastures of living food crops, rather than being densely confined in small enclosures and fed only compound foods.

The freedom to roam in large areas allows the snails to avoid each other’s slime trails. Over-slimed ground and excess faeces can change snail behaviour by putting out chemical signals like *pheromones which are detrimental to reproduction and growth rates in snails.

* A pheromone is a chemical an animal produces which changes the behavior of another animal of the same specie.

Allowing snails to breed at their own pace and encouraging the natural biological cycle in an ecological farming system, results in better breeding performance, faster rate of growth, higher reproduction yields and it meets the highest standards of quality and sustainable accountability.

The free-range snail housing system however, has its own disadvantages.

* It requires more land than other types of snail farming.
* It is difficult to locate and protect eggs and small snails.
* A fully enclosed and roofed pen is relatively expensive to build.
* In the open type of free-range pen, it is more difficult to keep out predators and poachers.
* It may be difficult to control disease outbreak because of the farm size.
* If you have questions or suggestions, please use the comment box below.

Source: https://naijafarmers.com/2018/08/28/how-to-create-snail-housing-in-simple-steps-what-you-should-know-about-snaileries/
Re: How To Create Snail Housing In Simple Steps by naijafarmers: 3:54pm On Oct 25, 2018
mistercardinal:
Good one OP... How do I contact you for farm set up?

Hi, feel free to reach out to us via info@naijafarmers.com, and we'll be glad to let you know the necessary steps to set-up and start earning big while practicing.
Re: How To Create Snail Housing In Simple Steps by samuel19222(m): 8:25am On Oct 26, 2018
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Re: How To Create Snail Housing In Simple Steps by Conry(m): 8:45am On Oct 26, 2018
Well Done Op.
For very small scale Tyre or hutch box is good. Though with tyre, plenty work dey sha. If you can survive two months with tyre system, then you are good to go on any other housing system. Hutch box is easier but constructing it is harder, and also look out for the decay of wood materials used.
Re: How To Create Snail Housing In Simple Steps by obamat: 8:00pm On Oct 26, 2018
Snail farming is very easy to do with little capital to start and run.
Snails feed on different kinds of food that you can get for free such as water melon, sweet potato, banana, pawpaw, vegetables. Infact they like chicken feeds
Re: How To Create Snail Housing In Simple Steps by obamat: 4:20pm On Oct 27, 2018
My Box type snail housing

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Re: How To Create Snail Housing In Simple Steps by obamat: 4:31pm On Oct 27, 2018
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Re: How To Create Snail Housing In Simple Steps by Conry(m): 11:23am On Nov 02, 2018
obamat:
My Box type snail housing

do you need to cover all the spaces within the cage with plantain leaves, or is it just some part of the cage that need plantain leaves?
Re: How To Create Snail Housing In Simple Steps by obamat: 2:40pm On Nov 02, 2018
Conry:


do you need to cover all the spaces within the cage with plantain leaves, or is it just some part of the cage that need plantain leaves?



You will leave the area where you will be feeding them at least where you can put their feeding trough
Re: How To Create Snail Housing In Simple Steps by Conry(m): 4:54pm On Nov 06, 2018
obamat:




You will leave the area where you will be feeding them at least where you can put their feeding trough

ok. thanks sir.
Re: How To Create Snail Housing In Simple Steps by akinsmail51: 3:39am On Nov 07, 2018
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Nature has given us what it takes to conquer hunger, poverty and unemployed if Nigerians can only take snail farming serious. Taking snail farming serious promotes self-employment, serves as a source of income to the populace and means of earning foreign exchange to the government. Snail farming in Nigeria is one of the most neglected farming practices in Nigeria yet the opportunities abound likewise the potentials.

There's a huge gap in the supply of giant snails in our dear country due to our rapid growing population, and the daily increase in the market demand for giant snails most especially in the wake of rapid awareness among the populace about the highly nutritious value of giant land snails. This gap presents a pressing need begging for solutions; hence whoever possesses the knowledge of snail farming or he/she is opportune to learn its basics, can utilize this opportunity judiciously through rearing, processing and marketing of snails in various stages such as young snails, breeders, table size, etc, throughout the seasons.

Snail is still in short supply in Nigeria today going by the recent preliminary market analysis suggesting that an additional 25,000 tons, or a 100 per cent increase can easily be absorbed. Currently, the demand for snail outweighs the supply. So the market is wide and readily available as the snail farmers are not currently meeting demands. Participate in this seminar "Becoming a Successful Snail Entrepreneur" for just #20,000 —and you’ll never have to attend any workshops again, because of the priceless knowledge you'll gain.

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Re: How To Create Snail Housing In Simple Steps by obamat: 2:13pm On Nov 07, 2018
akinsmail51:
If You Can Spare 3hours For Just 3 Days, You Too Can Become A "Successful Snail Entrepreneur" Without Hassle.
....And Earn a Five-Figure Passive Income Every Month—Even While You Still Maintain Your Full Time Job.

Nature has given us what it takes to conquer hunger, poverty and unemployed if Nigerians can only take snail farming serious. Taking snail farming serious promotes self-employment, serves as a source of income to the populace and means of earning foreign exchange to the government. Snail farming in Nigeria is one of the most neglected farming practices in Nigeria yet the opportunities abound likewise the potentials.

There's a huge gap in the supply of giant snails in our dear country due to our rapid growing population, and the daily increase in the market demand for giant snails most especially in the wake of rapid awareness among the populace about the highly nutritious value of giant land snails. This gap presents a pressing need begging for solutions; hence whoever possesses the knowledge of snail farming or he/she is opportune to learn its basics, can utilize this opportunity judiciously through rearing, processing and marketing of snails in various stages such as young snails, breeders, table size, etc, throughout the seasons.

Snail is still in short supply in Nigeria today going by the recent preliminary market analysis suggesting that an additional 25,000 tons, or a 100 per cent increase can easily be absorbed. Currently, the demand for snail outweighs the supply. So the market is wide and readily available as the snail farmers are not currently meeting demands. Participate in this seminar "Becoming a Successful Snail Entrepreneur" for just #5,000 —and you’ll never have to attend any workshops again, because of the priceless knowledge you'll gain.

Our revolutionary "Ecorecovery Seminar" improves your earnings at least two folds higher than your present earning capacity. Imagine how interesting life will be when you finally realize that making money via snail farming is easy—and how proud it will make you!

When you pay for the upcoming seminar for snail entrepreneurs on/before Friday, November 16, 2018, you will also receive two (2) vital documents absolutely free: A Business Plan & Feasibility Studies to implement procedures and operations of a profitable snail farming. These eBooks are sold separately for #5, 000 a piece, but they’re yours free when you register for the seminar now.

Unlike most sketchy seminars on snail farming, you will be trained on how you can become:

i. A snail entrepreneur with working tools such a viable business model and a startup business plan.

ii. A repository of healthy snails of good species suitable for rearing and consumption.

iii. A year-round supplier of snails to individuals, restaurants, hotels and fast food joints on a regular basis.

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Show us what you have here before you start telling us to pay money.
Where is your proof of practice and that you know what you are talking about.
You will just come up here and tell stories of what you are not practicing and ask for money from innocent people
Re: How To Create Snail Housing In Simple Steps by obamat: 2:19pm On Nov 07, 2018
If anyone is interested in snail business and you dont know what to do you can send me mail at osnufbanks@gmail.com. i will tell you all you kneed to know on how to start the farm.
Re: How To Create Snail Housing In Simple Steps by akinsmail51: 2:45pm On Nov 07, 2018
I am a busy business person, not the lazy type, I post here at my convenience. Ordinarily, I don't like sharing my precious time with haters like you. You don't know me from Adam neither do you know about my business pursuits and you went ahead to make false accusation about my post. Perhaps, you are pained, kindly let me know how to benefit you.

As regards what I have done before, I have trained hundreds of people about the basics and business of snail farming, I have set up tens of snail farms for my clients. You may do yourself more good by attending our forthcoming training and testify to our erudition and authenticity.

Attached here are the images of some of the farms set up for my clients. You may also read what I post here on the common mistakes in snail farming.


obamat:




Show us what you have here before you start telling us to pay money.
Where is your proof of practice and that you know what you are talking about.
You will just come up here and tell stories of what you are not practicing and ask for money from innocent people
Re: How To Create Snail Housing In Simple Steps by akinsmail51: 2:49pm On Nov 07, 2018
obamat:




Show us what you have here before you start telling us to pay money.
Where is your proof of practice and that you know what you are talking about.
You will just come up here and tell stories of what you are not practicing and ask for money from innocent people

Re: How To Create Snail Housing In Simple Steps by akinsmail51: 2:53pm On Nov 07, 2018
Re: How To Create Snail Housing In Simple Steps by obamat: 5:02pm On Nov 07, 2018
akinsmail51:
I am a busy business person, not the lazy type, I post here at my convenience. Ordinarily, I don't like sharing my precious time with haters like you. You don't know me from Adam neither do you know about my business pursuits and you went ahead to make false accusation about my post. Perhaps, you are pained, kindly let me know how to benefit you.

As regards what I have done before, I have trained hundreds of people about the basics and business of snail farming, I have set up tens of snail farms for my clients. You may do yourself more good by attending our forthcoming training and testify to our erudition and authenticity.

Attached here are the images of some of the farms set up for my clients. You may also read what I post here on the common mistakes in snail farming.


Bros, I am not here to de market you or spoil your business, what I am saying is for a proof of your experience on the said topic. We have been to several seminars where they will be reading books on how to do this and that with no experience to show for it.
With what you have shown who ever that is interested in the seminar can attend with the mindset of gaining something tangible.
I have my own snail pen and doing very great in it.
Don't be annoyed with my comments I just need to make people to do things right we are all aspiring to get to the top and no one will be happy to block others.

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Re: How To Create Snail Housing In Simple Steps by akinsmail51: 9:26pm On Nov 07, 2018
Thank you very much for your understanding and contribution. It is quite unfortunate that quacks abound in almost every lucrative profession.

The Merciful Merchant is an enterprise with a difference. We practice what we teach and we only teach what we know. Also, we always build a mutually beneficial relationship with our clients.


obamat:

Bros, I am not here to de market you or spoil your business, what I am saying is for a proof of your experience on the said topic. We have been to several seminars where they will be reading books on how to do this and that with no experience to show for it.
With what you have shown who ever that is interested in the seminar can attend with the mindset of gaining something tangible.
I have my own snail pen and doing very great in it.
Don't be annoyed with my comments I just need to make people to do things right we are all aspiring to get to the top and no one will be happy to block others.

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