JMR – Journal of Molluscan Research

About The Journal of Molluscan Research

The Journal of Molluscan Research (JMR) is a publication of the Nigerian Malacological Society (NMS) covering all aspects of the study of molluscs including systematics, anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, genetics, zoogeography, pathology, parasitology, ecology, nutrition, production, and economical utilization of derivatives of molluscs.

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Latest Articles from the Current Journal Issues

GROWTH PERFORMANCE OF GIANT AFRICAN LAND SNAIL (Archachatina marginata) FED VARYING DIETARY PROTEIN AND ENERGY LEVEL

A 10-weeks study was conducted to determine the effect of varying dietary protein and energy levels on performance of growing giant African land snail (GALS), Archachatina marginata. One hundred and forty-four snails with mean weight …

EFFECT OF SHORT-TERM AESTIVATION DURATION ON STRESS AND REPRODUCTIVE HORMONES OF GIANT AFRICAN LAND SNAIL, Archachatina marginata

Snails are cold-blooded animals with soft body consisting of outer shell known as exoskeleton. Climatic conditions leading to changes in the environmental parameters such as temperature and humidity create physiological and biochemical adjustments, during this …

GROWTH AND COST BENEFITS OF GROWING SNAILS FED DIET CONTAINING DIFFERENT LEVELS OF PROTEIN WITH THE SAME ENERGY LEVEL

The study was carried out to determine the growth performance and cost implications of feeding snails with different protein levels at the same energy level. A total of 150 snails of the same weight and …

CONVENTIONAL AND UNCONVENTIONAL FEEDS IN SNAIL NUTRITION: A REVIEW

Feeding is one of the major factors affecting snail growth, egg production, and attainment of early maturity. Snails have been described as nocturnal that feed mainly in the night, at dusk, or by day when …

EFFECT OF SITE OF COLLECTION AND LIVEWEIGHT ON HEMOLYMPH VOLUME AND SURVIVAL OF ARCHACHATINA MARGINATA

A study was conducted on the development of methodologies for lethal and non-lethal hemolymph collection in the giant African land snail (Archachatina marginata).

WOUND HEALING EFFECT OF SHELL POWDERS OF THE DIFFERENT DEVELOPMENTAL STAGES OF GIANT AFRICAN LAND SNAILS (ARCHACHATINA MARGINATA) ON ALBINO WISTER RATS

Wound healing is the process of repair that follows injury to the skin and other soft tissues. Giant African land snail parts are useful in the treatment of diseases like anemia, hypertension, labor pain, constipation, …

IMPACT OF SNAIL SIZE ON REPRODUCTION AS AN ASPECT OF BREEDING AND MANAGEMENT OF GIANT AFRICAN LAND SNAILS: A REVIEW

[metadata element="custom_fields" ] ABSTRACT This paper reviewed the “impact of snail size on reproduction as an aspect of breeding and management of giant African land snails” in Nigeria. From the review, it could be stated …

EFFECTS OF STARVATION ON MINERAL CONTENT OF HAEMOLYMPH AND PROXIMATE AND LIPID PROFILE OF FOOT MUSCLE OF GIANT AFRICAN LAND SNAIL, ARCHACHATINA MARGINATA

Unfavourable environmental conditions such as extreme dryness expose snails to acute starvation. This study investigated the effects of starvation on the mineral profile of the haemolymph and lipid profile of foot muscle in the giant …

GROWTH PERFORMANCE AND CARCASS YIELD OF GROWER SNAIL (Archachatina marginata) FED MAIZE CHAFF AND PAWPAW FRUIT

The effect of the nutrient composition of maize chaff and pawpaw fruit-based diets on growth performance and carcass yield of giant African land snail (GALS) was investigated. The feeding trial was for 56 days. A …

PERFORMANCE AND CARCASS CHARACTERISTICS OF GROWER SNAILS (Archachatina marginata) FED DIFFERENT PROTEIN SOURCES AT VARYING LEVELS OF INCLUSION

This study was conducted to determine the effect of different protein sources: Soya bean meal (SBM), Groundnut cake (GNC) and Cotton seed meal (CSM) and their dietary levels on growth performance and carcass quality of …

INFLUENCE OF MATERNAL SIZE ON REPRODUCTIVE AND GROWTH TRAITS OF Archachatinamarginata SNAILS IN CALABAR, NIGERIA

This research provides information on the influence of maternal size on reproductive and growth traits of Archachatinamarginata snails from three body weight ranges – large maternal size (444 – 564 g, Treatment 1), medium maternal …

DETERMINATION OF ENZYME ACTIVITIES IN THE GUT OF TWO FRESH WATER SNAILS (pila africana and Lanistes lybicus)

Digestive enzymes activity of gut region of two fresh water snails (Pila africana and Lanistes lybicus) was studied in the Laboratory. Snails were thoroughly cleaned, the digestive tract regions were exposed and dissected.

BIOCHEMICAL AND STRUCTURAL ANALYSES OF ALBUMEN GLAND OF THREE DEVELOPMENTAL STAGES OF GIANT AFRICAN LAND SNAIL, Archachatina marginata

The albumen gland of giant African land snails (GALS) is an elongated, tongue-like shaped organ that contains the fertilization chamber where the ova are fertilized and very rich in nutrients for embryo development.

SNAIL: THE WEALTH IN THE TROPICS: A REVIEW

This review emphasized the prospect of snail production as a means of generating wealth in Nigeria, especially now that unemployment is on the increase. After the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID 19) lockdown, the price of …