Giant African Snail Farming made fun
A step by step guide to successful farming of giant African snails
The fast dwindling populations of giant African snails due to intense human predation has necessitated search for methods of farming.
This book is therefore directed to people who are interested in the new venture.
Depending on the level of investment and commitment,what may start as trial and error could be developed to good living.
Opportunities exist for those who are willing to invest time, resources and patience in snail farming.
It is a practical guide to farming of giant African snails with a recommendation of outdoor farming for tropical countries and information about indoor breeding.
The book outlines the main types of edible land snails and their characteristics, methods of snail farming, husbandry practices, snail trade and snail dishes.
A model farm is recommended for the tropics.
Information given in the book should help every snail farmer understand why he/she does what.
The general reader would be informed and educated.
Snail farming is gradually being integrated into curricula of college programmes and the book should provide vital information for such courses.
Welcome to the world of these fascinating and peaceful animals who hasten slowly.
Monney is a member of the academic staff of Department of Entomology and Wildlife, School of Biological Sciences in the University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana.
His main research interest is Conservation Biology with emphasis on Wildlife Captive Breeding, Wildlife Utilization and Human Wildlife Conflict.