Snail farming - otherwise known as heliciculture - is the science of rearing snails. This is often undertaken on a commercial basis to provide live snails to be turned into escargot for consumption by gourmets.

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Eating Garden Snails
Explains the preparation and cooking of garden snails for food and provides information on breeding and fattening them in the UK.
Escargot Passion
Experimental snail breeder. Information on snail farming (heliciculture) and cooking; genetic improvement to a breeding strain: the 'Blond des Flandres'; discussion forum, and links to commercial snail farms.
Escargots Funcia
Commercial organisation in Brazil specialising in snail production. Courses, books and videos on snail farming are offered along with additional snippets about snails in medicine, architecture, on stamps etc.
Farming Edible Snails: Lessons from Italy
Commissioned by the Australian Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, this report by Sonya Begg includes detailed information on most aspects of large scale outdoor cultivation of snails in Italy. [PDF]
Free-range Snail Farming in Australia
Report by Sonya Begg for the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation covering this subject in detail. [PDF]
Raising Snails (from AFSIC)
Heliciculture guide covering various aspects of raising edible terrestrial snails, including common species, soil conditions, feeding, harvesting, import regulations, and an extensive bibliography. From The Alternative Farming Systems Information Center at the US National Agricultural Library.
Snail Farming In Australia
Summary of working with snails in Australian conditions. The information is written by Sonya Begg, an internationally active promoter of snail farming. Contains excerpts from her book and recipes for cooking snails.
South West Snail Supply
Pictures of a snail growing operation (no longer in business) and the story of the trials and tribulations of a novice snail-rancher.

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