Loom philosophy and respect of the snail
Loom snail secretion is obtained through manual stimulation, without harming the small animals.
The first step consists in the collection of broadsides snails, with more than one year of age; following the washing up with plenty of drinkable water. When the snails are clean we proceed to move them gently with the fingers into a tub for a few minutes: this method causes the dribbling, method of natural defense of the snails. Once the secretion is obtained, the snails are removed from the tub, washed carefully with water and are brought back into the breeding range where continue their normal life.
The secretion is then filtered and micro-filtered in order to remove any kind of impurities. This method is very laborious and expensive, but allows getting very high quality secretion as well as save the stress and the life of our snails.
Other manufacturers use machines that give an electrical shock and a vibration of nearly an hour, causing the death of more than 80% of the snails.