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Setting your Farm

Investment, Structure and tools needed

To farm snails it’s necessary to have a more or less flat field that doesn’t flood. One that’s as square as possible (for maximum exploitation), has or can be supplied with electricity and water, has a good enclosure (to prevent the entry of animals foreign to the snail farm), and is as cheap as possible.

You must consider that, because the snail requires a specific period of light exposure, all structures that aren’t greenhouses will require greater energy consumption.

DISTRIBUTE THE SNAIL BREEDING LINES

Once you’ve chosen the field, you’ll have to distribute it according to the number of snail fattening lines (50m x 2m boxes in which the snails will live and develop). Keep in mind that for each line we will get a useful surface area of 100m2 for the fattening of snails. This will increase the width of the farm by 3m. The width of the farm in meters will be the result of multiplying the number of fattening lines by three and adding one, since the lines will be two meters wide, the aisles one meter wide, and the farm will have one more aisle than lines ((number of lines x 3 ) + 1). In theory, the length is a constant, as the lines are 50m long, and 2 meters will be left in front and behind as a service area. This gives us a fixed length of 54m. This measurement could vary with the sole purpose of maximizing the terrain, but always bearing in mind that it’s better to make two 40 meter long snail fattening lines than one of 80m.

There are more than 10 steps, from the selection of the field to releasing the young snails. Order the Snail Farming Dossier to know all details regarding the farm.

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