TYPES OF SNAILS FARMING
There are three major types of snails Farming system. (i) Intensive System (Indoor)
(ii) Semi intensive system
(iii) Extensive System (Outdoor)
(i) Intensive System (Indoor) : In this system, the snails are managed Intensively in terms of food ,Water supply and other management practices. Intensive system utilizes small space hence most ideal for people with little space within or around their houses.
Examples of intensive housing systems are cage, hutch boxes, fenced pens, trench pens, drums or tyres but not really recommended though some people use it.
In this system the Snails Farmer is solely responsible for the daily management of the snails. This is in feeding, cleaning of the pen, wetting of the soil and other routine duties.
(ii)Semi Intensive System: This system is simply a combination of both intensive and extensive features except that the snails can be supplied with additional food. Is both a natural setting and habitat where you have vegetables planted in the snails’ farm or pen. Moreso external
feed can still be supplied them outside the natural feed already in the housing for them.
(iii) Extensive System (Outdoor): In this system is also known as open free range system. The semi intensive is known as closed free range system .This is a system that supports snails breeding like in the rain forest setting which is like a natural habitat for snails’
activities. It can be structured in a convenient area. The area or farm is planted with vegetables and shelter plants such as Plantain, banana, cocoyam, dwarf pawpaw, lectuse, cabbage e.t.c.which helps as a covering and also for the regulation of temperature and relative humidity
.
The main advantage of this system is that it is inexpensive to maintain because the snails have all they need as it relates to food just like in their natural habitat. Unlike in the intensive system where the snails Farmer provides everything needed by the snails for their
wellbeing. Although the major disadvantage is the possibility of attacks by snails predators or enemies such as ants. This is so because it is a free system and not adequately protected.

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