Collecting snails is a very responsible and rather time consuming process. It includes not only the collection itself, but also washing, drying and sorting of snails. In general, this process can take from a few weeks to 1.5 months. It all depends on the area of the farm, the number of people involved and the organizational characteristics of the harvest.
Per 1 ha of the field involved in snail farming, 12-15 people are needed for the harvest period. It is advisable that they work full time, 8 hours, with breaks for rest and lunch, of course. Seasonal workers are usually hired for the harvesting period. They can work by the hour, by the day, or get paid for the number of kilograms of the snails collected.
Before the beginning of the process of collecting snails, 1-2 days prior, you should stop feeding them. This is done so that the snails can empty their stomachs before washing and drying. But they still need to be watered, because if you do not do it, they become excessively dry, so when the worker lifts the pallet during the collection they fall onto the ground, which can cause injury to their shells.