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Snail Achatina.

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

Plants and Pets

Houseplants is not only a decoration for the home. They have a positive impact on human health overall. They balance, soothe, help to get rid of depression, melancholy, disease and give you confidence. Plants purify the air in your home, saturate it with oxygen, absorb harmful substances, while providing useful connections. They do an excellent job with the benefits of modern civilization, but also have a house with good energy.

Home indoor plants: the benefits and dangers in the house

Research and scientists have proved that home indoor plants 24 hours from the air removes 87% of toxins. To do this in the house 10 m2 you must have at least one plant.

Having studied the lessons of landscape design. your house, apartment or plot, can be designed independently based on the opportunities, convenience, and taste.

Air purifying plants:

Asparagus, monstera, Chlorophytum crested, dieffenbachia, Golden pothos pinnate, krasula tree.

Plants which ionize the air:

Pelargonium, monstera, ferns.

Plants which absorb harmful substances:

Aloe, Chlorophytum remove pathogens, formaldehyde and phenols.

Plants that kill pathogens: Continue reading

Ringworm in cats

Ringworm in cats is a skin disease that is caused by parasites of the fungal family. Stuff is nasty, contagious, although the treatment at home can successfully compete with professional care. It is important to know what specific measures can be taken. Ringworm is a parasite on the entire surface of the skin, feeds on the outer layer of the epidermis, hair follicles, inner part of the hair.

Contributing moments for the development of lichen are any infectious, allergic skin lesions. Cats that have sensitive skin often react negatively to any external factors, changes in the diet have higher rates of shingles. At risk are animals suffering from any abnormalities of immune nature, recently underwent a large-scale infectious lesions. Antibiotics always greatly weaken the protective properties of the immune system. Months of therapy adversely affects, the immune system falls, the meeting with the patient deprive animals instantly provokes a fungal outbreak.

Poor nutrition, low content of vitamins, minerals is also a factor that reduce the natural resistance of the body of the pet. Balanced feeding, on the contrary, supports the strength of the animal at the proper level. The immune system manages to reflect the first chuzherodnym. Some breeds of cats exhibit a stronger dependence on the ringworm infection. Continue reading

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