To sort the snails, one needs to open the nets and pour out the snails on the rack. The sorting is done manually.
In the process of sorting, we also select the breeding stock. Those are the snails of the 1st grade which will be stored separately. Their purpose is breeding for next season to lay eggs and hatch babies. 1 ton of breeding stock is required for 1 hectare. The breeding stock will need to be stored all winter in special refrigerated rooms. It is quite expensive, because you should take into account the cost of purchasing or renting this equipment, as well as electricity. Keep in mind that the refrigerators will work around the clock. Therefore, in many cases it is more expedient to buy ready breeding stock from large snail farms.
We offer our partners to buy breeding stock from us in the spring for further reproduction and raising of snails.