The conditions for snail breeding
Suited for farming are especially two species from the Helix family.
The probably most tasty of its species is Helix pomatia. In
Germany it is known as Roman snail, in Italy it is called
Vignaiola bianca, and in France Escargot de Bourgogne. This
species is indigenous to Germany as well as to countries with
a similar climate. Farming is based on favourable conditions,
such as a sufficient amount of biomass, moisture, and other
favourable conditions of living. These are the prerequisites for
the successful breeding, processing and marketing of Roman
In Italy and in France farming concentrates almost exclusively
on snails of the Helix aspersa species. This species is indigenous
to these Mediterranean countries and has all the prerequisites for
farming in these countries.
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