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
Since the demand for snails has increased, the necessity of creation of snails farm has also occurred. The major condition for their construction is an appropriate climatic settings and natural habitat. European buyers are always interested in buying huge amounts of snails abroad, because they are unable to meet the demands of their consumers in native country.
Breeding of edible snails is a long process. Some farms state that about 70% of the crop dies every year. The major criterion for breeding and increase of mollusks is high soil moisture, stable air temperature, and high content of calcium in snails’ food. Climatic conditions influence the times of breeding. Snails can reproduce several times a year in case the climate is warm and humid.
Mollusks lay eggs in wet soil and two or three weeks later, small mollusks emerge and move slowly to the surface. The newly born snails need protection from nature in the early period of their life. They can be transferred to a particular place for future growing.
In the Central European territories, the manufacture of Helix Aspersa Muller and Maxima has extreme popularity. These species can stand climatic changes and adapt to new habitats.
Helix Pomatia cultivation is more difficult, because they are more vulnerable in conditions of weather and temperature changes. Europeans breed them in particular incubators, where the level of humidity and temperature is maintained.
Cultivation and delivery of snails to restaurants
Our snail assortment is diverse: canned and pickled, ready-to-use and live snails of high quality.
Usually, we collect the grown cop before the beginning of the cold season. The largest snails are used for breeding, while the rest are forwarded for processing and sale.
Conservation and freezing can extend the shelf life. However, we have special technology to organize the transportation of live shellfish. Due to it, transportation is less damaging. If required, snails are kept on a starved diet, and then put into artificial sleep. In the cold season, mollusks are entered in the state of anabiosis and hide in the shells. At our farm they fall asleep at a temperature of +5 – + 6 degrees, which makes them convenient to transport. The sleeping snails are put into specialized nets, and placed in plastic boxes. The constant and stable temperature allows transporting them without damage.
How to wake up snails?
Asleep snails are transported for further breeding. So, it is essential to wake them carefully before further use. N order to do it, they are required to be placed in a warm room with a stable level of humidity. It is necessary to constantly sprinkle them with water. As soon as they wake up, please do not forget to feed them.
If you are not interested in cultivation, but bought mollusks for cooking, then pour them with water, because they can be woken up with a warm shower. However, please keep in mind that mollusks can die in stressful situation.
The use of snails in different spheres
Meat of snails is used in culinary, which has a wide variety of recipes for cooking them.
In addition, numerous researches have demonstrated that snail’s meat contains vitamins and micronutrients, which positively affect organs and the human body, in general. Nowadays, delicacy mollusks are used cooking, cosmetology and pharmaceutics.