What kind of pet does not make noise, not stomping, not the sofa pulls, does not bite, does not fade, makes no sound, unpretentious in food and pretty funny looks? Her eyes are on sticks, and the house she wears on her back. It is a snail. The easiest in life kind of snail is the African snail Achatina.
They look very funny – the eyes are elongated, the neck is long, no nose, no ears, and across her mouth. They have no “boys” or “girls”, these snails are hermaphrodites, which means they have characteristics of both genders. When it comes time to breed, the “mother” becomes the snail, which is older and larger. If they are the same size, then both the snails can become and mom, and dad, and bring a double set of offspring. Love Achatina water and moisture, they like to bathe in lukewarm water, you can wash them with your hands under the tap, and you can make a small “pool” in their terrarium or aquarium improvised, for example to dig a bar of soap and fill with water.
The soil in the aquarium for snails it’s best to use peat, and change as necessary, every two to three months. The height of the soil layer should be such that the snail could dig into it entirely. Well these coconut substrate that is easy to maintain optimal humidity the snails. Don’t forget to close the aquarium lid, and the snail could escape. Continue reading
Transformations in agriculture, the sluggish move pace, the main reasons for this conservatism is the mentality. Traditionally all over the world farmers, and all rural areas, from villages and to provincial towns, were conservatives. This is not a feature of the “Russian soul”, but simply a consequence of lifestyle, so I live and work most people associated with agriculture worldwide, starting with USA and Europe, to China and Japan.
The truth is, stimuli can “shake” even the biggest conservatives and it’s money. The possibility of new paths and the use of intensive technologies vividly prove that agriculture is the using of innovations can bring a lot more money than traditional. And can happen again, but not necessarily to use the “forbidden” techniques with the “chemotherapy and antibiotics” enough to properly balance the available components. In the last article we talked about the advantages of using ready mixed feed for fattening, and that the establishment of a small mini-productions via feed not only help the farmer but also provide an excellent opportunity to create your own business with relatively small investments. Today let’s go a little with the other hand and talk for extruded animal feed and their role in the new model small livestock. Continue reading
The first Maine Coon appeared in the U.S. in Maine. Hence arose the name of the breed “Maine Coon”. The first representatives of the breed were color – “tabby” or the nickname “raccoon”.
Of all domestic cats, this breed is the largest. The male can weigh up to 17 pounds and females up to 7 pounds. Perhaps among them there are Pets and larger sizes, but in most cases it is the excess weight.
Wool Maine Coon medium, unlike other felids (e.g. Siberian) they should not often be brushed. But forget about combing is not necessary. If we talk about
the breed standards, we can emphasize the following points:
weight (varies from 6 kg to 12 kg on average);
the body is large, sprawling and well-muscled;
semi-long hair, paws with tufts of hair between the pads of the fingers;
large ears with brushes (often compared to the ears of a lynx);
large eyes different shades: Golden, yellow, or green;
recognized colors are red marble tabby, black and other. Not accepted are: chocolate, brown, lilac, fawn or any other color visually. Continue reading