Journal of Biodiversity, Bioprospecting and Development

ISSN: 2376-0214

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  • Research Article
    The Giant African Land Snail (GALS) Archachatina marginata Egg and Adult Sizes: Case Study
    Author(s): Ejidike BN and Adewuyi COEjidike BN and Adewuyi CO

    Investigations into relationships of eggs, hatchlings and adult of Giant African land snail Archachatina marginata were conducted to ascertain optimum size of the snail species for better performance in snail farming. The research was carried out at the Teaching and Research Farm of the Department of Ecotourism and Wildlife Management, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria. A total number of 80 adult giant African land snails of four different sizes were used in conducting the experiment. The 80 adults of Archachatina marginata were weighed, grouped into four according to weight and labeled treatments A-D. (A- 100-249 g, B- 250-349 g, C- 350-449 g and D- 450-549 g). The snails in each group were duplicated and stocked into wooden cages of dimension 60 cm × 50cm × 45 cm and filled with loamy soil up to 15 cm thickness. The Giant African land snail A. .. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2376-0214.1000171

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