Small snails and undersized snails
small animals are those ones that are 10 days old at maximum they are intended for further fattening in open-air pens .From February until April they are transferred from incubation pots directly to polytunnels or to open-air pens in May. Unfortunately we have to agree with 20% loss during the fattening, which means that you have to prepare 120,000 small snails to get one ton of snails ready for sale. Selling snails per kg does not give us information about their exact number so we sell them per item.
Small animals are transported in special boxes made of styrofoam The risk of any damage or injuries is eliminated. We are experienced at snail transport at long distances, to Italy or Spain without any loss. There is no need to be afraid of the environment change : unlike what some breeders say snails may be transported successfully from their original place of birth. They need, on average, about one week to adapt to new environment but it does not disturb their growth. Adaptation time is unavoidable due to the access to open air conditions and temperature change. The undersized snails are those that have not grown up to a proper size in a particular season. They are gathered from open-air pens and hibernated in autumn. They are transferred back to open- air pens in spring. These snails have the edge of their shell curled and are not bigger than 7 g.
- 1- 7 days old snails ready to be placed into polytunnels or directly into open-air pens (they are available from March to May)
- price from 1.80PLN/ 100 items
- about two months old undersized snails to be placed directly into open-air pens(they are available from November to April)
- price from 2PLN/kg