Thai snails kept 'happy' and healthy for their cosmetic slime


  • World
  • Friday, 18 May 2018

A snail is seen at a snail farm at Nakhon Nayok Province, Thailand May 11, 2018. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Giant African snails endemic to Thailand are getting the red carpet treatment to keep them producing top-notch slime, say farmers harvesting the mucus for use in cosmetics.

At a farm in Nakhon Nayok province, a two-hour drive north-east of Bangkok, Tawatchai Maneemart tends to some 3,000 snails.

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