Buy live snails wholesale
The farm «Snails House» located its fields in ecologically clean area. It takes territory of 60 ha. Being in a natural habitat, our snails have all the conditions for normal growth and successful development. Remoteness from large cities favorably affects the quality of their meat and increase in population. You can buy live snails online and garden snails, both for restaurants and for further breeding. Each bulk has appropriate quality certificates. Buying our products, you are guaranteed to receive high quality goods at favorable prices.
Snail breeding as a business concept
The increase in demand for a product has led to necessity to grow snails on specialized farms. The main condition for their creation is a suitable climate and natural habitat. Buyers from Europe are often interested in buying wholesale bulks in other countries, as they are not able to fully meet demand of their countries.
Breeding and content of edible snails requires patience. Some farms report that up to 70% of the crop dies. The main criteria for breeding and growth of mollusks are high soil moisture, air temperature, and high calcium content of snails’ food. Climatic conditions also affect the number of snail breeding times. In warm and humid climate, they can reproduce several times a year.
Mollusks lay eggs only in wet soil. In two or three weeks, small mollusks hatch and crawl to the surface. The newly emerged snails require protection from natural elements in this very period. You can transfer them to a special pen, where they can grow up.
In the Central European latitudes, the production of Helix Aspersa Muller and Maxima is more popular. These species stand climatic changes better and adapt well to new habitats.
Cultivation of Helix Pomatia is more laborious, because are not so tolerant to weather and temperature changes compared to garden ones. In Europe, they are bred in special incubators, where the constant level of humidity and temperature is constantly maintained.
Buy live helix Aspera and Helix Pomatia snails wholesale from the farm “Snails House”. We offer large bulks of eco-clean live shellfish grown for sale.
Cultivation and transportation of snails for restaurants
The assortment of our snail farm offers a large number of products from shellfish: canned and pickled, ready-to-use dishes and live snails of the highest quality.
Usually, the grown crop is collected before cold weather period. The largest representatives are used for further breeding. The rest of the fresh snails are for sale.
Due to conservation and freezing, we extend the shelf life of our products. However, we have invented a special technology to transport live shellfish. Due to it, transportation has become less damaging. If necessary, they are kept on a starving diet, and then entered into artificial sleep. Like in the cold season, when mollusks are entered in the state of anabiosis, hiding in the shell, they fall asleep at a temperature of +5 – + 6 degrees for transportation. This temperature is enough to keep asleep and alive. The sleeping snails are laid out in special nets, and then placed in plastic boxes. With constant maintenance of the desired temperature, this method allows delivering the bulks without damage of the shells and snails.
How to wake up snails?
Mollusks are transported asleep for further breeding. Therefore, it is necessary to wake them carefully. To do this, they must be placed in a warm room with a constant level of humidity. Sprinkle them with water. In comfortable conditions they will gradually warm up and wake up. Like all creatures after hibernation, they will be hungry, so do not forget to feed them.
If you do not plan to cultivate them, but ordered mollusks for cooking, then simply pour them with water. A warm shower will help them wake up. However, it is necessary to remember that mollusks can die after stressful situation. Therefore, the first option is better.
The use of snails in different spheres
Meat of snails is widely used in cuisine. There are a large number of recipes for cooking a wide variety of dishes. The love for this delicacy is spreading all over the world.
The researches demonstrated that snail’s meat contains a large number of vitamins and micronutrients, which favorably affect different organs of the human body. Nowadays, delicacy mollusks are used not only in cooking, but also in cosmetology and pharmaceutics.
New researches open wide opportunities to find more useful qualities of shellfish and more industries, where they could be used.