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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

Keeping and breeding of domestic goats

Goats for many hundreds of years in a row are among the most popular Pets. About the benefits of milk is known to many, so more are wondering how to contain and breed on private farm. I have to say, the breeding of goats is simple, but still requires certain knowledge. We will share them with you!

All about goat farming

Breeding goats at home or begins with the purchase of young animals, or with the purchase of a pregnant female or parent stock. It is important to consider the “pedigree” animals, because milk production is largely determined by breed and heredity. You can’t breed closely related animals, as they give a weak unproductive offspring.

Goat it is best to take from high-milk breeding females, because the productivity is determined by the manufacturer. The female should be selected for breeding with a good physique, with correct udders.

To listen the goats the experts recommend in the late summer / early fall, the progeny appeared in February-March. As practice shows, those born in this period, goats are the most resilient and well developed. Also by the time you receive the first green and the period of grazing, the babies will get stronger and be able to go on green feed. Continue reading

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