This is called the big black snail or giant snail.It is commonly found in the forest along the coast of West Africa.This is the most common snail found in nigeria amidst Achatina Fulica.The shell has a mottled color of
black,brown and white and very thick. the shell collar is pink.The skin color is dark grey.Some small breeds of white skin are found in some areas usually called Albino snails.At maturity thru are 11 to 19cm and weight btw 600 to 800
grans or more.They grow to full suze in their natural habitat from 12 to 14months or nore.
They lay btw 5 to 15eggs per clutch which is usually 2-3 tines in a year and 40-80 eggs per year as the case may be.
The shell is less pointed than
Achantina Achantina specie but rather blunt.Also there are two types of AM OVUM species,we have the one commonly found in the south south and that commonly found in the south west of Nigeria.

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8 Apr

From our own experience, they include, among others: 

1. Snail farming in Nigeria is a virgin in the kingdom of livestock as a result the earlier investors without doubt have bright prospects in exploring this venture.
2. Snail farming is a practicable and viable venture yet unexplored in Nigeria. If it has worked elsewhere, it will work in Nigeria. 

3. This technology has been approved to be most lucrative farming venture presently, as it requires far less capital investment, while much
profit is being generated in a considerable short period. It has lower risk compared to other livestock farming. 

4. The demand for snail is higher than the supplies as such the market potential of snail is inexhaustible, locally and internationally.
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8 Apr
*Types of diseases in Snail farming*
The common diseases affecting snails either in their wild or in their cultured environments includes:

Fungal diseases mainly Fusarium Spp affects indigenous snail species native to West African region.
These diseases is commonly referred to as rosy eggs disease and the affect eggs turns reddish brown and die off.

Parasites such as Alluaudihella Flavicornis are diseases vectors to snails both in their wild and under domestication.
Bacterial diseases caused by Pseudomonas Spp especially Pseudomonas aeruginosa causes intestinal infections in snails. This disease affects snail’s normal growth and development processes.

Deficiency diseases, it occurs mostly in domesticated snails with poor feeding,
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8 Apr
These are what to do when ants invade your snailery without panic or using of
chemical or spending money.

A simple process with the benefit of affordability, safety and time saving is to:
*Method 1*
1. Remove the snails and wash them in water to free them from any attacking predator. Be careful while you do this, so you don't break their shells at the hedge or
drown them in water. Don't commit the mistake of dropping them in water or
keeping them there to get rid of the
ants. Wash them one after the other.
2. Search and remove all discoverable eggs as much as you find. Keep them according
to hatching procedures.
3. Boil water to boiling point and generously apply the hot water on the soil of the snailery. The water will travel
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8 Apr

This is the period of inactivity in which the aperture of the shell is covered with white calcareous substance called epiphragm. This condition is common
during the harmattan period. In this condition snail can survive for months without food and water. Under normal or natural condition snails can aestivate for months without food. Aestivation can be prevented by watering the soil both in the morning
and at night and other management practices well observed. Feed and water are always scarce during the dry season as a result of the harsh weather conditions. Fruits, vegetables and tuber are scarce during this period. The snails can be fed with soybean
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8 Apr

Its common name is the giant ghana snail,also knowwn as the giant tiger land snail,is a species of very large,air-breathing land snail,a terrestial pulmonate gastropod mollusc in the family Achatinidae.Giant African lanf snails are hermaphroditea,meaning
they posses both the female and male reproductive organs,Two snails are still needed for breeders.Achantina achatinas shall can attain a length of 200MM and a maximum diameter of 100MM.the body of the animal is tiger striped(more pronounced yellow and
black) with a pointed tip,AA has a very pointed tail just like AF,Achatina-Achatina is very good for commercialization as well because of its profitablity and of the volume of eggs it lays at obce.Eacb achatina lays 100 to 500 eggs at a time in
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8 Apr

There a lot of snails species, but for the purpose of small scale commercial scale snail farming, we would be discussing the 3 major African giant land snails suitable for successful and
profitable snail farming

It is a species of large, air-breathing land snail,a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod
mollusk in the family Achatinidae. It is the smallest in size among all the desirable species for rearing in Africa.
Achatina fulica has a narrow, conical shell. The AF snail
also known as the garden snail . . The tail end is unusually sharp just like the AA. This snail
has very pointed tail and Dark shell. The shell is commonly having a light coffee colour
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