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
How to store food for cats and dogs need to know every pet owner, because proper storage of feed is the key to the quality of the product, and hence good health of your pet!
5 tips for feeding moist feeds:
Bring food to room temperature, but do not overheat, the temperature should not exceed 30 C.
If you give a dog or cat food from a can, how should knead it into a smooth paste with a fork.
Do not knead or heat food to an animal right in the bowl, this may cause sticking of the feed to the bottom of the bowl.
Never let your pet eat from open cans! I open cans with sharp edges that your pet could get hurt.
The water contained in the “wet aft” brand does not affect the daily requirement of pet in the liquid, so it should always be a bowl with fresh, clean water.
Storage tips unopened wet food:
Store feed in a dry place at room temperature Continue reading
Sunflower (Helianthus annum L.). The sunflower is basically an oilseed crop, but it is often grown for silage, especially in the Northern parts, at least — for green fodder.
Feed use is also obtained from processing of seeds to oil meal and cake, in which the crude protein content reaches 40 %. Fresh, preferably in a mixture with straw, cattle and sheep eat the remaining seeds after threshing baskets (50…60% yield). Share of baskets in the diets, however, should be limited. You can use them to produce having pleasant taste and smell, well eat flour, silaged in pure form and in mixtures with other forages. Flour feed mixed with concentrates in a dry and steamed form. From 1 ton of dry matter of stems and husks of sunflower get about 160 kg of fodder yeast. Sunflower is a good melliferous plant.
Green mass of sunflower seeds contains a lot of water, relatively little protein. Eating animals it should be used. The palatability of green mass is increased after short wilting.
For fodder, sow the sunflower seeds of different varieties. The different height of plants (up to 3…4 m) and large (diameter up to 40 cm) Continue reading