Terrestrial gastropod molluscs of the subclass of the pulmonary snails. It is widely distributed in countries with tropical climate, a highly invasive species, is a pest of agricultural plants, especially sugar cane. At present further expansion of the area of Achatina stopped due to strict measures to maintain the quarantine. Was prevented by the outbreak of the invasion of snails in the United States. In Europe, including in Russia, where the survival of Achatina in nature is impossible, they are often kept as Pets.
The content of the snail Achatina (Terrarium)
Terrarium for Achatina can be done from a simple aquarium. The minimum size is 10 gallons per snail. The greater the aquarium, the bigger will grow your snail. The terrarium should be cover, because the snails can crawl out of it. It is desirable to arrange the small holes in the lid for better gas exchange. In a pinch, you can just lift the lid to form a small gap. At the bottom of the aquarium to put the litter. Litter can serve as soil “Begonia”, or ideally coconut substrate of 5-7 cm of the mound. You can build a small tub with fresh water, Achatina love to swim. Importantly, the depth of the trays did not allow the snail to choke. In General, Achatina well crawl under water, but accidentally falling into the tub on top,the little snail can drown from fright. You also need to make sure that the tray does not turn, if the snail starts to dig in the ground next to it, otherwise the water will melt, which is not good. Continue reading
The domestic animal diversity is very high. The choice of a pet can be difficult at times.
Cats and dogs have long been no surprise. Now in a fashion dwarfish hedgehogs. This sviatouspensky animal has a number of advantages over the familiar to us traditional Pets. First of all, the absence of Allergy to his fur. Secondly, there is no need to walk. Thirdly, he dwells in the cell, so will not spin under your feet. Unlike their wild ancestors, pygmy hedgehogs more sociable, not so shy and wary, curl up in a ball rarely. And most importantly, they don’t carry diseases, making them safe soilcam.
But even the silent fish, birds noisy or fussy little animal for the child will be a good “teacher” responsibility and independence. Mom promises it new concerns, as the awareness of the baby responsible for the health and life of pet will require a lot of patience and time. It’s not so much the cleaning, but the fact that children perceive animals as toys who are always ready to entertain them. It is important to explain to the kid that the new PAL as alive and sentient as himself and the kid. This must be done before the young naturalist will take for learning a new friend,to learn how the eyes work and what happens if you drag the animal by the tail.
It is important to understand that purchasing a pet, this is not restaurant on-site caterers who will come to you with a whole team of professionals to any time according to your order and then leave, doing their job with dignity, a pet becomes almost a family member, he is with you for life! Continue reading
The debate on whether or not to allow commercialization of genetically modified food crops is far from settled in India. Photo: Indranil Bhoumik/Mint
New Delhi: The environment ministry has received several requests from companies seeking permission to import genetically modified (GM) feed for animals, even though the debate on whether or not to allow commercialization of GM food crops is far from settled in India.
However, the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC), the central government’s regulator for giving clearances for field trials of GM crops and import/export of GM seeds, has deferred a decision on these requests in the absence of an expert view on the matter.
According to the minutes of the GEAC’s December 2015 meeting accessed by Mint . four such proposals were received by the committee.
For instance, Suguna Foods sought permission from the GEAC for “import of GM Soybean meal from China, Brazil, Argentina, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, USA for producing of poultry and animal feed”.
“The purpose of import is as an ingredient in the animal feed for self usage for producing poultry and animal feeds. The Member Secretary, GEAC informed that comments of the experts on the proposalare still awaited,” said the minutes. Continue reading