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7 years 7 months ago #38609 by Salvio
Salvio from Italy was created by Salvio
Hello all, my names Salvio and write from Italy.
I love agriculture and one day I want to live in New Zealand.
Greetings to all and I hope to be helpful. :) :)

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7 years 7 months ago #497160 by Ruth
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Hello and welcome to the forum. Do you currently work in agriculture or study it, or is it a dream to become involved?

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7 years 7 months ago #497161 by Salvio
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Hello Ruth, thanks for the welcome. I work in agriculture, I deal
with elicicoltura

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7 years 7 months ago #497162 by Ruth
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Elicicoltura in English is? Farming snails?

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7 years 7 months ago #497163 by Salvio
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yes, farming snails.

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7 years 7 months ago #497166 by Ruth
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I appear to be doing a good job at that myself! At night, when I ride along my lane, it sounds like I'm on a shelly beach and bits of snail go flying past me having been squashed under my bike's wheels.

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7 years 7 months ago #497168 by Salvio
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The snail humidity wakes up and tries the food in New Zealand this is normal,
you have huge lawns, ideal habitat for snail. There are farming snails in New
Zealand?

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7 years 7 months ago #497170 by Ruth
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I find they don't respect the fences. (That was a joke, in case it doesn't translate well. :D)

Ours live in the long grass along the drains, which are fenced off from the cattle. At night they come out onto the tracks and the shorter grass of the paddocks and provide hours of squishy entertainment, if one isn't sitting at home in front of the fire with a good alternative. If I liked eating them raw, I'd never have to come home!

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7 years 7 months ago #497171 by Deanna
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Hi and welcome Salvio. Not sure if there are any snail farms here? I know where we used to live if it rained, I could take a supermarket bag out and fill it off the walls of the house. So I put down some snail killer (my bad).

I don't know if our snails are particularly palatable! Maybe you can enlighten us? :D :D :D

25 acres, 1400 Blue Gums, Wiltshire sheep, 5 steers, 2 cows, ducks, chickens, bees, dog, cats, retired, 1 husband and 3 grandkids.

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7 years 7 months ago #497175 by Stikkibeek
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Here's a link to a 2008 enterprise. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10534336

And I don't know how old this link is.

http://www.foodlovers.co.nz/food/on-the-snail-trail.html

Welcome to the LSB Salvio. I imagine the craft of farming snails is an interesting occupation.

Did you know, that what you thought I said, was not what I meant :S

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7 years 7 months ago #497202 by LongRidge
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Welcome Salvio.
There have been farmed snails in NZ, and when I'm really upset with the legged animals I think about growing herbs for snail farming. Is it possible to freeze waste grape leaves, or turn them into dried or fermented leaves for snail food?

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7 years 7 months ago #497205 by Salvio
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Sorry if I answer only now, in Italy we are back 12 hours over New Zealand.
Soon I will try to answer questions, just sorry for my english, is studied in school when I was young :D

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7 years 7 months ago #497207 by Salvio
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LongRidge wrote: Is it possible to freeze waste grape leaves, or turn them into dried or fermented leaves for snail food?

Hi LongRidge, fermented and dried leaves are not ideal for feeding the snail.
The taste of the snail farm depends on what she eats, I in my pens in March cultivate lettuce, chard, clover, sunflower and other vegetables.
Keep in mind that in Italy the spring and early winter in New Zealand

Stikkibeek wrote: Here's a link to a 2008 enterprise. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/n...ectid=10534336

And I don't know how old this link is.
http://www.foodlovers.co.nz/food/on-...ail-trail.html

Welcome to the LSB Salvio. I imagine the craft of farming snails is an interesting occupation.

Hi Stikkibeek, I saw the links I think that company has closed and is no longer working, you can confirm?
Yes, snails breed is a very nice job, however, as all trades in agriculture takes time and effort.
My snails are always trying to get away from the fences :D

DEANNA wrote: Hi and welcome Salvio. Not sure if there are any snail farms here? I know where we used to live if it rained, I could take a supermarket bag out and fill it off the walls of the house. So I put down some snail killer (my bad).
I don't know if our snails are particularly palatable! Maybe you can enlighten us?

Hi Deanna, I searched on google and the pictures I've seen I do not think wild snails in New Zealand you can eat.
The species most in demand by the consumer is the Helix aspersa http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornu_aspersum
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Thanks all for the welcome.

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7 years 7 months ago #497209 by kai
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Deanna;502581 wrote:

I don't know if our snails are particularly palatable! Maybe you can enlighten us? :D :D :D

Snails are delicious, at least the big fat ones that you get in restaurants. I have had them in France and Sweden. I have had them cooked in garlic butter and also made into a snail pasty.

In England we used to collect whelleks (winkles) or otherwise known as sea snails http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_periwinkle

We would boil them up and then use a large pin to prise the meat out of the shell. I haven't seen any in NZ though.

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7 years 7 months ago #497211 by kai
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Salvio;502620 wrote:

Hi Deanna, I searched on google and the pictures I've seen I do not think wild snails in New Zealand you can eat.
The species most in demand by the consumer is the Helix aspersa http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornu_aspersum
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That looks like the species I have in my garden, same as what I had in the UK. NZ has a lot of introduced species, so even if the native ones are not tasty, there are plenty of species that have come over from Europe.

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