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A study of the relative growth of the Achatina fulica Snail (Bowdich, 1820) carried out in a breeding environment

By: Coffi Franck Diider Adou, Jean-Baptiste Aman, Mamadou Karamoko, Atcho Ochoumou

Key Words: Food, Breeding, Growth, Mollusc

Int. J. Agron. Agri. Res. 15(5), 13-27, November 2019.

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Abstract

Achatina fulica snails from two environments (Natural and Breeding) were subjected to two diets, one based on green fodder and the other based in the form of concentrate flour in order to evaluate linear growth. Thus, at the end of this study, we testify that Achatina fulica in the natural environment as well as in the breeding environment has a lower linear growth at the level of l/w; l/h relationship. Then, it grows less in width and height than in length. However, in terms of the height-width relationship, the linear growth is greater in the breeding environment than in the natural environment where Achatina fulica has a lower growth. With regard to weight growth, it should be testified that Achatina fulica generally gains less weight than it grows in length regardless of environment, either in natural environment or in breeding environment where snails are fed on concentrate.

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A study of the relative growth of the Achatina fulica Snail (Bowdich, 1820) carried out in a breeding environment

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Coffi Franck Diider Adou, Jean-Baptiste Aman, Mamadou Karamoko, Atcho Ochoumou.
A study of the relative growth of the Achatina fulica Snail (Bowdich, 1820) carried out in a breeding environment.
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