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High Yield With Standard Stuffed Snail Breeding Techniques

Stuffed snails, also known as black snails, are a popular food in the market. Stuffed snail farming is a new economic development direction, many farmers have escaped poverty and become rich thanks to this breeding model. Stuffed snail farming technique is considered to be quite simple, the care is not too complicated.

Prepare snails

Selected stuffed snails need to be healthy and of good quality. The shell that is not chipped, stamped as well as the top of the case should be bright in color. The size of the seed is about 0.4-0.6g/head.

The selection of seed snails is very important because they determine the yield
The selection of seed snails is very important because they determine the yield

Transporting the hatchlings using the humidification method, oxygen injection is not necessary. Do not close the bag to wrap the seed, it is necessary to create ventilation with the outside environment.

Preparation of ponds and ponds: Before stocking snails, ponds and lakes should be dredged clean. At the same time, it is also necessary to apply lime powder to neutralize the pH. This preparatory step is very important, as it contributes to the elimination of species that can eat snails such as black carp, carp or baba.

Around the pond, it is necessary to clear bushes. Avoid rats nesting around the shore and also convenient for later harvesting. In addition, the pond needs to plant more plants such as spinach, water lily, algae to increase the coolness of the pond as well as create more places for snails.

Snail pond water level

If the pond is only stocked with snails, the ideal water level is 0.8 – 1.5m. For low-lying areas, people can combine rice farming and raising stuffed snails. Note that wait until the rice plant begins to grow well before releasing the snail seed.

In the case of rice farming, farmers need to balance the right amount of water so that the rice plants can grow well. Because rice plants can shield snails from the sun, the amount of water does not need to be too much. This farming combination is quite good, because snails can take advantage of the available food when improving rice land.

You need to observe and adjust the water level in the pond properly so that the snails have the best living environment
You need to observe and adjust the water level in the pond properly so that the snails have the best living environment

The characteristic of snails is that they are not evenly distributed, they are often concentrated in certain areas in the pond. For the same reason, you should create terrain of different depths to diversify habitats. The main purpose is to easily monitor as well as take care of black apple snail effectively.

Care and management

Food for stuffed snails is green vegetables, duckweed, cereals. Stuffed snails have the habit of both floating and living on the bottom, moving slowly and often unevenly distributed in the pond. Therefore, it is necessary to feed in places where snails gather so that snails can catch prey as quickly as possible, avoiding the situation of leaving excess or lack of food locally (in the early morning, stuffed snails often float to the surface, clinging to cassava leaves, leaves along the mosquito net, duckweed to eat.

So observing in the early morning will know which area snails are more concentrated in). Green food leaves the whole plant, leaves, not chopped because snails have a clinging habit, it often clings to the surface of the leaves to eat. Only feed concentrate once a day. The amount of food is adjusted according to the snail’s ability to eat, about 0.5 – 1% of the snail weight in the pond.

Food for stuffed snails is mainly duckweed, cereals and green vegetables
Food for stuffed snails is mainly duckweed, cereals and green vegetables

After releasing snails until 2 months old, there is no need to change the water. In the 3rd month of culture, change the water every 2 weeks, each time changing 3/4 of the water in the pond.

Harvest

After 3 – 4 months of rearing stuffed snails, reaching a commercial weight of 25-30 pieces/kg, they can be harvested. Snails should be harvested before winter. Harvesting can be done by using a boat to go around the pond to catch the big ones (in the morning snails often emerge and cling to the leaves along the mosquito net, cassava leaves are easy to eat, so harvesting is easy). After trimming large snails, we can release small snails. If the whole harvest is harvested, after using the boat to collect, the remaining snails in the pond can drain the pond water.

Stuffed snails are usually harvested in the morning
Stuffed snails are usually harvested in the morning

We look forward to the information we share. You will not feel troubled when building your own stuffed snail farming model.

Emilia Chaney
Emilia Chaneyhttps://agrisearch.net
My name is Emilia Chaney. I'm a social girl from Romania with a big smile and 3 passions: Agriculture, Travel and Social Media. I try to make this blog practical, full of great advice and inspiring ideas.

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