Get Snailed and Jump In ...🐌
This is an alt account for @mcyusuf and would be focusing mostly on updates regarding the snail farm I am trying to get running.
How It Began ...🐌
“One thing at a time, all things in succession. That which grows fast withers as rapidly; and that which grows slow endures.”
— Josiah Gilbert Holland
'Start small and grow big' was the last statement I took note of after attending a 2- weeks training on snail farming and agripreneurship (simply agricultural entrepreneurship). In the little time spent, the participants which includes me were able to learn one or two things in addition to what we've known and also correct a few of what we thought was right before.
All Thoughts and No Action ...🐌
A lot of people have plans and can't actualize them basically because of the finance involved in starting up. Sourcing for funds is one of the key issues many face if they decide to venture into one business or another. This was the first thing that actually came to my mind. How would I even start? having close to zero funds at hand. Banks won't lend money to a startup and agricultural aids would prefer to collaborate with cooperatives rather than individual.
A point of lay snail cost on average ₦500 (~$1) and the 'e' in me wouldn't think of buying it. I'm just starting out an adventure that's unfamiliar, the risk of losing what I have is on the high side. I needed to start from somewhere actually, but not by stocking a few snails bought. That kinda amount would be a good option if I were planning to atatinate (a coined word meaning 'to make a pepper snack out of'). 2 weeks passed by with nothing but ideas on paper.
gif - 6x speed
Lucky or Not, Actions First ...🐌
The following week got me the idea of constructing a simple hutch and taking my chances at finding snails within close vicinity. Sourced for wood and nettings from discarded items at home, got nails and tools, then made a hutch of about one by half by half meter (length, width and height). It looked amateurish, but who cares, at least it stands and would work as needed.
As if the heavens were waiting for the little efforts I had to put forward first, In a span of three days, I was able to gather 20 gems, I mean snails. And that was just right for a start. Got them into the hutch and added some fruits and vegetables as feeds. The first image in this post was taken then. Some plantain leaves as mulching material, 3 inches of soil and watermelon as feed. At least I was able to put something together. The joy that gave me requires a scale to measure. Lol.
Thanks for gliding with me on this slimy trail ...🐌
Period: 3 weeks prior to 18th June 2022.
All images and gifs are taken with taken on Samsung A20s, edited using Canva and phone's Gallery editor.
Now I think this is just right to do and amazing! I get the direct updates on your snail farm without going to disturb your dm 😅
Those snails are looking delicious as always, I hope you get to waybill some to me soon... Money is not the problem 😝
All the best with this account and I hope to see your small snail farm grow big... I can help you do treasurer work 😁 I'm sure people on Hive would want to buy.
Welcome to Hive @mcyusuf.snail 😂
I'm not sure there's vacancy for treasurer's yet. !lolz
Would reserve the spot for you though ...🐌
Thanks for following the slime trail and finding my supposed hideout. So much !luv
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Hahaha I'd be honoured to have that spot reserved for me 😅
Thanks for thinking up this awesome idea... But wait o, don't snails have their own community on Hive 😂 that would be a great place to submit your post to... Or you post it directly to OCD for visibility (all your snail posts needs visibility)
Maybe HiveGarden or perhaps Homesteading, still checking stuffs out, this was just an intro ...🐌
Oh that's true, they are good communities but it would have been more visible if you had posted the intro to community
True, if only I wasn't wanting to hide in my shell for a while.
No hiding! I caught you 😃
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Well - technically you are my "newbie" but also... I wasn't able to boost my partner today because her post was already boosted!
so.... this will be my boost!
I am SO happy that your snail adventure has begun!!!!!!!!! it makes me so thrilled to see them! and I had no idea you just found them on your own to start hehehehe
this is really exciting for me to watch - and I certainly LOVE watching that little snail munching on my favorite thing - watermelon!!!!!!!!! heheheheheh
great job!!! :) cannot wait to see what happens next hehehe
hmmm ok im trying to boost - but having trouble... it's not letting m e click on the boost! hahaha
so i'll have to figure out how to do it - and then come back LOL
ahhhh there we go! I figured it out (boost sent!) hehehehe
also... that saying "that which grows slow endures".... love that!
want to put that someplace in my house hehehehe
I'm here following the Slime Trail! What a great idea to create an account for your snail themed experience. It's always interesting to find out how people started an enterprise. I love the gif but can't believe that it's 6 X speeded up. That's crazy!
Also, did Dreemie, @dreemsteem, just boost your post? You know what that means? You're going to have to write another one for @samsmith1971 now. Lol! 💛
Um... @dreemsteem ... I think we need a word...🙄😲🤨
I am just gonna assume that you were so tired last night that when I said I was waiting for @mcyusuf to publish his post so I could boost it, cos he was faffing with images and taking his sweet snail time about it 😅 , but that I was so tired I needed to get some sleep and would do it in the morning when I woke up... that my words went straight over your head, circled back and slammed into your sub-conscious 🤣🤣🤣
Cos you nicked my boost.
And now...I have to wait for our best snail man to write another one... sigh
Oh, this is too funny. ROFL!
Oh my snail! ...🐌
I know not the dos and donts of boosting, would have another up for Sam then.
Gif! Had to speed it up, coz you know how slow they (snails) are, just like me. 😂
Initial size of gif was 300+MB and I was trying to upload that via ecency. Tried twice and got errors after about 5 minutes of loading, ah, my slow thinking at work... Then I went to my gallery and saw how huge the file is.
Thanks for being a sooper dooper duo.
Hehehe! I have no idea either. But, hopefully, Sam will understand all the ins and outs of boosting.
I also don't have a lot of knowledge about gif sizes, although 5 minutes of loading does seem sooper long. Lol!
Hahaha... I see the snail kingdom coming for a meeting in your house. Create enough space for them because it will surely be lit 🔥. Haha. Fabulous!
I like how you carried out the page despite scarcity of fund. This humble begining will bring about a lot of momentous experience for you.
GoodLuck with this and have a blast! Hehe.
Till thy snaildom come, thou would be growing progressively. ...🐌
Good to have you here, boss!
Thanks man.. I'm rooting for and I genuinely hope you also get to raise good fund for this through your blog. It will end up paying for itself. Haha. Web3 is INSANE!!!
!PIZZA for them snails. Haha
Wow, this is incredible. You sure did a really good job going in search of the snails yourself instead of buying them. I'm very sure you will get more soon because this is the raining season and they will be almost everywhere.
Good luck with your snail farming, I hope to see how they multiply from that number 😁, I dropped by from dreemport 🤩😇.
I would buy later on to have more Archachatina species.
I live in a semi urban area and the snails you probably would find around are 'city gals' - the Achatina Fulica species. I have more than 150 of that which are kinda small and growing.
More posts to follow with that.
Enjoy the silvery track ...🐌
I get it, the babes that are in the city and you can hardly see the local one 😂.
I will you too dear.
Lol. Is there local one?
City gal is just a nickname for the Fulica species since they are the ones you'd find almost everywhere.
These are still small, probably 2 to 3 months old and having 5 whorls. They usually grow to have aroud 7 to 9 whorls when fully matured.
Wow, I never knew it has whorls, now I'm wondering if I even went to school 😏 but I'm happy I know it now, it's never too late to learn.
Thank you for sharing this with me 🤗😘.
I'm just hoping Hope won't stylishly kill me with laughter.
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I never knew snails ate watermelon! Oh wow! This is exciting! I could join you. 😂😂😂. We have a lot of snails in our backyard and i did not honestly think snails could be so cute. I think I want them as Pets! 🤣🤣🤣.
I came in through Dreemport. I hopw to read more about gems...i mean snails too.
Also, don't forget to Ace Forte today. Keep bagging those wins!
Get a terrarium then, stock with snails, and enjoy the pet keeper's experience. They can live for more than 5 years if kept in good condition, add some potential mates if same species and a balanced feed.
Feel free to join! Though we've got only watermelon peels left in the dish. 😂
Stay cute, have fun ...🐌
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This is brilliant Ismaheel! I am so pleased for you... completely agree with you and @dreemsteem... I love this...
I have been trying to have this same conversation with someone else and it still escapes me how some people cannot see how true this statement really is.
I see a bright future ahead of you. You have passion, determination, and patience.
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Hehehe! Do you know why I am happy? I will be entertained with snail meat when I visit you 😅😅😅
Omo! Different thought coming to my mind right now. Will you keep searching for more snails or these ones would mate and give birth? I don't have knowledge about snail though but it's a beautiful business one can venture in.
I am craving for snail these days but seeing one #500. How many will be okay for me? That's too much money na. On top wetin? 😂
I came through Dreemport and I am glad you are starting your snail business.
If snail meat isn't available on your visit, you'd get a facial treatment with slime... 😂
Well, I won't be picking forever, since they move around at night and it's hard to pinpoint their breeding locations. As time goes, would add up by purchasing cheaper stocks and pass them through quarantine.
Healthy snails from farms do cost a lot, very matured ones go for around ₦1000 each, 😬, and even more than that depending on the consuming party or buyer...
You have to get it available ni 🙄
Nawa oo, snail business is hard oo. I wish you well though.
#1000? I no chop again 🤣
oh how cool is this, they have their account now!
You gotta make them pay for you food right?
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They probably need to pay for their feeds. If only their silvery trails could contain silver.
oh man imagine all that silver, you would be rich!
Are they edible? Or do you sell the shells for jewellery? Still cool to sea snails not be dumbasses and get trapped on the hot cement so you get to watch them just do secret ninja snail things, they so quircky. Good intro post and good luck !PIZZA !LOLZ
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Wow, you are really doing well. I can't believe those baby snails are the ones I see now in the last image. You've got some skills. Snail farming is really a good business
I hope that this is the start of something big :) Are they intended for food, or something else?
That gif is awesome!!!
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70% intention to be sold for food. 😋
Though there are other byproducts that would prove useful, just not something to venture into at a small scale.
Thanks for the curation...🐌
Just keep the little guys happy, and they'll do a good job :) Snails are popular there?
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Yes. It's popular as a source of protein and it's lack of unhealthy fat makes it a good alternative to meat.
I always thought only rich people ate them at parties 😲
Hahahaha. It works that way here too. There's a market for the rich and there's another for people like me. 😂
Oh, then you will get a lot for them :) ... Awesome 🙌