park that I will describe you, is a park of 16 m2
(4 m X 4 m) to lodge approximately 5000 gastropods (16 m2
X 300 snails = 4800). By counting the losses, the density rate is
This park is of the "provisional" type i.e. which
be dismounted when the snails are in hibernation.
It will be
provided with a double leak-preventer protection: chemical and
The diagram of this park will be as
A wood stake 60 cm length (A) will be planted over a 20 cm
length. In top of this stake, a batten (10 cm broad
will be screwed D) which will be used as support with the chemical
fence. Just below, will be fixed on the stake a cleat (C) which will be
used as system anti-run-out for the chemical fence. This will
be protected from the rain by skirting (E) on which will be fixed a
plastic (F) band which will be used as mechanical fence.
"wall" of the park will consist of a film (B) fixed between the stake
(A) and the batten (D).
of this snails park construction:
principal stakes delimit the park. A plasticized string was tended on
the circumference, that will be used for alignment of the half-logs.|
shade of the hazel tree at the end of the afternoon is adequate!!!
half-logs are aligned along the string and are laid out according to
the length of the battens (here, 2 meters). |
half-logs and the battens were treated with lasure, in spite of their
first treatment called "autoclave".
alignment: this last must be perfect, if not, the battens will not be
(using nails) the plastic, then to fix the battens on the flat
part of the half-logs. The higher field of the battens must come to be
aligned on the high part of the half-logs.|
of the pen after fixing battens.|
cleats anti-run-outs under the lower field
of the batten then the plastic film burying.|
|An important detail:
screws and bolts must be STAINLESS!!|
lasure treated skirtings. They are fixed on the higher
field of the battens and the half-logs.|
enclosure general sight.|
mangers are fixed. Tiles and pallets installation.|
are primarily used to walk in the pen without hearing the famous
boarding PVC in order to protect the flour from rain water.|
used for the chemical fence:|
kg of grease
- 500 G of block of soap
G detergent ST Marc
- 150 G
of anhydrous sodium hydroxide (caustic soda)
mixture carried out should resemble about that!
of putting the grease a few hours with the sun so
that it softens a little.
of the mechanical fence.|
net of shade will be put if that proves to be necessary. The
temperature under the tiles does not exceed 30°C whereas it
makes 40°C in the shade!!!
And here is, the
loft is ready.
The loft version
|It was necessary to add plastic bands
to protect the flour
from the integrated watering which is made way horizontal.|
these bands protect food against the wind and the birds.
boarders are well!