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close this bookBetter Farming Series 34 - Farming Snails 2: Choosing Snails; Care and Harvesting; Further Improvement (FAO, 1986, 35 p.)
View the document(introduction...)
View the documentPreface
close this folderThe snails
View the documentChoosing your snails
View the documentPutting your snails in the pen
View the documentWhen to take out the fully grown snails
close this folderTaking care of your snails
View the document(introduction...)
View the documentWet the food and shelter plants and moisten the ground
View the documentTend the food and shelter plants
View the documentTake away the weeds and creeping grass
View the documentFeeding your snails other kinds of food
close this folderBuilding the second pen
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View the documentWhen to build the second pen and how to build it
View the documentPutting snails in your second pen
close this folderHarvesting your snails
View the documentWhen to harvest your snails
View the documentHow to harvest your snails
View the documentWhat to do with the snails you harvest
View the documentPreparing snails for cooking
close this folderFurther improvement
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View the documentBuilding the third pen
View the documentBuilding a bigger pen
View the documentTaking better care of your snails

Building a bigger pen

235. You may want to build a still bigger pen for your third pen so you can grow many more snails.

236. If you build a 5 x 10 metre pen, you can grow two times as many snails. If you build a 10 x 10 metre pen, you can grow four times as many snails as you did in a 5 x 5 metre pen.


Pens

237. However, building a bigger pen is a lot more work and you will need

· more land
· more materials to build it
· more food and shelter plants
· more fully grown snails to begin

238. You must also be sure that you and your family have enough time to take care of a bigger pen.

239. If you do decide to build a bigger pen, build it exactly the same way that you built your first 5 x 5 metre pen (see pages 43 to 46 in the last booklet).


Building a bigger pen