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close this bookBetter Farming Series 33 - Farming Snails 1: Reaming about Snails; Building a Pen; Food and Shelter Plants (FAO, 1986, 57 p.)
close this folderLearning about snails
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View the documentWhat kind of snails can you farm?
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View the documentWhere can you farm snails?
View the documentThe soil and the water in the soil
View the documentPlants for food and plants for shelter
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View the documentWhere do you keep snails when you farm them?
View the documentHow many snails will you need when you first begin?
View the documentHow much snail meat can you expect to get?
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How much snail meat can you expect to get?

73. The amount of snail meat that you will get from small snails will be about the same as what you would get from large snails. This is because you will use many more small snails than large snails and the meat will be about equal.

74. With one 5 x 5 metre pen you will get 12 to 13 kilograms of snail meat each year and with two 5 x 5 metre pens you will get 24 to 26 kilograms each year.

12 to 13 kilograms each year; 24 to 26 kilograms each year