Helix aspersa Maxima and Müller belong to the same type of Helix aspersa. Muller is used for cultivation at farms, while Aspera is actively used in cosmetology.
These subtypes doffer by size, nutrition, cultivation and caring.
Common features of snails’ nourishment
Calcium is the basis for feeding all types of snails. As it makes the shell stronger, snails prefer living in the soil, rich in calcium and fertilizers.
Helix aspersa Maxima and Müller behave similarly in the environment: in addition to preferences in soil, they move along the leaves and eat them. Thus, it is better to have diversity of plants in the far: from wild grapes to weeds.
Difference between Helix aspera Maxima and Müller?
The diameters of the shell are different. Helix aspera Maxima has 45 mm, while Müller’s 25-33 mm). The following differences are also present:
- The gourmets like large snails.
- Susceptibility to temperature conditions. Small gray snails survive at 8 degrees of heat, whilst large snails stay alive only at 12 degrees.
- The number of eggs. 120 eggs of Müller, Maxima lays up to 160 eggs.
- Growth rate. Small gray snails grow up faster, in less than six months, while large snails require 1-2 months more.
These differences influence the care of snails, but not their nutrition.
What is food for snails?
In addition to calcium and plants, met in nature, the snails can perfectly live in the artificial conditions. The following factors are important for their health:
- intense nutrition;
- fruits and vegetables;
- delicacies, including eggs, cottage cheese, bread soaked in milk.
Concentrated nutrition, is significant for Helix aspersa Maxima and Müller’s. Producers must take into account the following:
- procession of food to make proteins, fats and carbohydrates more accessible for the organism;
- production of a product that is stored for a long time;
- use high temperature in processing;
- put in components that augment the confrontation of individuals to a variety of diseases.
As usual, food is common, however, the differences may be related to certain nutrients, appropriate for both subspecies.