Performance of giant land snail Archachatina marginata fed varying levels of kola nut shell
AbstractForty eight giant land snails' hatchings (one week old) were randomly divided into 4 equal groups according to body weight. There were four dietary treatment and three replicates in each while the snails were kept in separate cages. Varying levels of maize was replaced by Kola nut shell (KNS) in the experimental diet. The diets were 0.20, 40, and 60% KNS. They were fed ad-libitum throughout the experimental period. There was no significant difference in the performance of snails on the control and the 40% KNS diets. However, significant differences (p<0.05) were observed in the performance of these on the control diet and the 60% KNS percentage mortality was relatively low at low intake of KNS.
(Af. J. of Livestock Extension: 2003 2: 58-60)