FOGGING FOR SNAILS FARMING
FOGGING FOR SNAILS
FOGGING IN SNAILS FARMING
First of all, snail farming is not just about feeding the snails. There are several factors to consider, such as light, temperature and humidity.
The optimal temperature for snail development is around 20°C. Below 10°C, the snail will not grow as well as it should.
Below 10°C, the snail’s metabolism is considerably reduced and it may go into hibernation mode.
Above 30°C, it resorts to aestivation (*), especially if the relative humidity is very low.
Finally, this last point is an important factor for the healthy development of the snail, which prefers to be exposed to relative humidity values between 70% and 90%.
(*) Aestivation is a summer diapause phenomenon similar to hibernation, during which animals fall into lethargy. Aestivation occurs during the hottest and driest periods of the summer.
HUMIDITY CONTROL FOR SNAILS FARMING
FOGGERS FOR THE SNAILS FARMING
Moreover, the high pressure fogger sprays water to regulate the humidity at the desired hygrometric rate and to regulate the temperature.
These parameters are also controlled by a timer and a hygrometric unit.
It is also worth mentioning that the snail misting station will allow the snails to be woken up to feed, thus avoiding their natural lethargy, without any climatic stimulation favorable to their well being.
Finally, the dimensions of the fogging station depend on the size of the farm. The use of the misting station indicates the number of nozzles necessary to achieve a perfect hygrometry for the desired areas.