Storing Collected Snails
After the harvesting process is completed, all necessary measures should be taken to ensure its proper storage. Namely, to set up favorable conditions for inducing the snail into a state of hibernation - anabiosis. In fact, the snails remain alive, but they suspend all their life processes. To do this, they should be placed in specially prepared refrigerators.
Review Questions
Organization of the Process of Harvesting the Snails
When should you start looking closely at the snails in the field so as not to miss the right time for harvesting? What is the sign of the beginning?
What parameters does 1st grade of snail correspond to?
What are the processes involved in collecting snails?
How long does this process take in general? What does the time frame depend on?
How many people need to be involved for the period of harvesting for 1 hectare of the field?
Which work schedule will be the most expedient?
Who is usually involved in harvesting?
What should be done before starting the snail collection process?
Why is this being done?
Why is it important to constantly water the snail before harvest?
How does the collection process itself take place?
What are the requirements for the equipment used during the harvest?
What should employees know?
    Washing the Snails
    Why is it so important to wash the collected snails well before drying and storing?
    How is washing done?
    What should be done to make the washing process quick and convenient?
    How many snails can one person wash in 1 hour of work on average?
      The average speed of workers involved in various processes of life of the farm:
      - Relocation of the snails in the field;
      - Scraping of tracks between the sectors and inside the sectors;
      - Feeding the snails;
      - Collecting the snails from the pallets;
      - Collecting the snails from the sideboards;
      - Cleaning the pallets from the field after harvesting;
      - Washing the snails.
        Sorting the Snails
        What standards belong to the 1st grade?
        What standards belong to the 2nd grade?
        What should be done for sorting?
        How is sorting done?
        What do we choose in the sorting process? What are these snails? What is their purpose? How many breeding stocks are needed per 1 ha?
        How is the breeding stock stored?
        What to keep in mind when planning storage?
        What other procedure should be performed after the selection of the breeding stock?
        How are the snails weighed and packaged? Where are they sent after packing?
        In which case can the snails be sent to the refrigerator immediately after packing?
        How many nets are placed in 1 box?
        Drying of the Snails
        How should the snails be dried?
        What is needed for this?
        What should be the humidity level?
        How to understand that you may already finish the drying?
        What to do with the snails ready for storage?
        Preparation of the Field and Nursery for the Next Season
        What needs to be done before winter?