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The breeding of edible snails from Africa: Effects of diet quality and calcium levels on the meat yield of snails and the mineral composition of Achatina achatina

By: Coffi Franck Didier Adou, Ekumou Valeri akesse, Fokouo Kessia Irène Kouakou, Atcho Otchoumou

Key Words: Young snails, Diets, Green fodder, Concentrates

Int. J. Biosci. 15(4), 555-562, October 2019.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/15.4.555-562

Certification: ijb 2019 0351 [Generate Certificate]

Abstract

Very young snails of the species Achatina achatina (Linné) of 0.33 ± 0.23g live weight and 9.1 ± 0.06mm mean shell length were subjected to two types of diets. We have two wild and cultivated plant diets consisting of: Laportea aestuans (Urticaceae), Phaulopsis falcisephala (Acanthaceae), Palisota hirsuta (Commelinaceae), Cecropia peltata (Moraceae) for the R1 diet and Carica papaya (Caricaceae), Xanthosoma mafaffa (Araceae), Lactiva sativa (Asteraceae), Brassica oleracea (Brassicaceae) for diet R2 and four diets concentrated in the form of flour (R3, R4, R5 and RT) of variable calcium content (12.02%, 14.03%, 16.01% and 06.82%). These results reveal that animals fed R1 and R2 diets have high levels of carbon (C), silicon (Si) and aluminum (Al) (18.44 and 18.47), (4.31 and 2.10) (0.79 and 0.51) respectively. On the other hand, the animals fed on the concentrated diet are rich in 7 elements, in particular sodium, magnesium, phosphorus, sulfur, chlorine, potassium and chlorine.

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The breeding of edible snails from Africa: Effects of diet quality and calcium levels on the meat yield of snails and the mineral composition of Achatina achatina

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Coffi Franck Didier Adou, Ekumou Valeri akesse, Fokouo Kessia Irène Kouakou, Atcho Otchoumou.
The breeding of edible snails from Africa: Effects of diet quality and calcium levels on the meat yield of snails and the mineral composition of Achatina achatina.
Int. J. Biosci. 15(4), 555-562, October 2019.
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