White jade snail Achatina Fulica
The White jade snail or known as Achatina Fulica, it lives in forest and humid environments,
and is sensitive to light stimulation.
It is visibility in weak light is 6 to 7 cm, but its visibility in strong light is less than 1 cm.
Like to grow in a humid environment, like to drill into loose soil,
The main purpose is to absorb nutrients, organic matter, and calcium.
The second is to regulate the body’s water, temperature and humidity.
The third is to prevent predators and the fourth is to lay eggs.
Come out more early in the morning and dusk, move slowly,
and have a keen sense of smell.
Its feeding habits are wide and mixed.
The young white jade snails just hatched feed on spoilage plants,
and the adult white jade snails eat the roots, stems, leaves,
flowers and fruits of succulent plants such as various vegetables, leaves, Fruits, etc.
they often eat tender and succulent plants with their tongues,
so they are the enemies of plants.
Feeding broad-leaved plants such as vegetables and lettuce; in summer,
you can feed a lot of sugarcane, sunflower leaves, various melon peel residues, etc.
in autumn, the temperature is low, the food intake is reduced,
and some vegetable leaves can be fed. White jade snails do not eat grass and weeds,
and refuse to eat green onions, leeks, and garlic with pungent taste.
However, in a hungry state, they will also eat each other.
It hides in mud holes, cracks in walls, weeds or under leaves during the day.
In winter, it is cold in rocky crevices or soil to avoid cold.
White jade snails are hermaphrodite, allogeneic fertilized, and mate at night or at dawn.
April to June and September to November are the seasons for snails to lay eggs.
They can lay eggs 6 to 7 times throughout the year,
and young white jade snails can be hatched in about 8 days.
The average life span is 5 to 6 years. It is extremely sensitive to the environment.
When the humidity and temperature are not suitable,
the snail will retract its body into the shell and secrete mucus to form a protective film to seal the shell to overcome the interference of the bad environment.
When the environment is suitable, it will automatically dissolve the protective film and resume activities.
Therefore, pay attention to the influence of temperature and humidity during the breeding process.
The suitable temperature is 16℃~30℃, the humidity is 60%~85%, the soil humidity is about 40%, and the pH is 5~7.
When the temperature is lower than 15℃ and higher than 35℃,
it sleeps and stops growing and reproduction.
White jade snails are hermaphrodite and allogeneic mating.
Artificial breeding can breed throughout the year as long as the temperature and humidity are suitable.
It usually takes 6 months from shelling to sexual maturity.
Eggs can be laid 15-20 days after mating and fertilization, and the eggs are laid in the cave.
The egg is the size of a mung bean, wrapped with a white shiny film,
about 150 eggs are laid each time, and young snails can be hatched in 8-15 days,
and the life span is generally 5-6 years.
The white jade snail is a treasure, with high comprehensive utilization value,
large demand, and great potential for deep processing.
White jade snail beef is tender and nutritious.
It is a high-protein (containing 20 kinds of amino acids), low fat, and cholesterol tends to zero.
Regular consumption can increase nutrition, enhance endurance, improve physical fitness,
and maintain skin It is delicate and healthy,
delays aging, and prolongs longevity.
The place of origin is eastern Africa, but it is now widely distributed in hot and humid regions in Asia,
the Pacific, the Indian Ocean and the Americas.
Mainly inhabit vegetable fields, farmland, orchards, parks, rubber gardens, overgrown with weeds,
lush trees, lush, dark and humid environments,
and humus soil, haystacks, caves, and under branches and rocks.