Topics: Ampullariidae, Snail, Rice Pages: 6 (1863 words) Published: February 25, 2013
Golden apple snails were introduced in Hawaii serve as food.It was thought that such food culture could provide valuable proteins for farmers who primarily live on a rice diet. Golden apple snails are also popular for being an aquarium pets because of their attractive appearance and size.  Instead of becoming a food source they escaped, and became a serious pest, posing a real threat to the rice production and the environment. They turned into a serious pest in the rice fields. These snails rapidly spread to the southern part of China and south east part of Asia most likely the Philippines. With this problem, the researcher thought of a solution. The researcher decided to use Golden apple snails’ shells as the primary component of brick to help lessen the population of this kind of snails. Background of the Study

Many researchers said that Golden Apple Snails are from South America. Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay are the first place, which Golden Apple Snails have come from. And it was exported by South America countries to Asia. They thought that Golden Apple Snails were a great source of protein for farmers who only ate rice. So it was exported to Vietnam first, and transported to the Philippines. There were many farmers using chemicals like pesticides for removing Golden Apple Snails in the Philippines.Pesticide is a great effective killer for Golden Apple Snails.Even though pesticides are effective killer for Golden Apple Some bricks now are not that durable anymore. More durable bricks now are really expensive. With the use of golden apple snails’ shells as the primary component of brick, bricks will be more durable and will be much cheaper than the other bricks.

Statement of the Problem
This study aims to answer the following:
a. What are the characteristics of Golden apple snail shell that can help bricks be more durable? b. Is there a significant difference in using artificial bricks and bricks that are made from Golden apple snails’ shells?

Significance of the Study
This study entitled “Golden Apple Snails Shells as a Primary Component of Brick” was conducted to benefit the following groups. For the consumers, this study will help them to afford durable bricks that they can use in their houses. This study will also help them to buy good quality rice but cheaper. For the brick makers, this study will help them to make and sell more durable and much cheaper bricks. For the farmers, this study will help them to lessen the number of the golden apple snails. This will also help them to produce and harvest more rice without damaging by these snails. For the researcher, this study serves as her own way to help people specially farmers to lessen the number of snails that lessen the number of the production of rice by using its shell as a component of brick. Scope and Limitation

The researcher only focuses on lessening the population of Golden apple snails. No other parts of Golden apple snails were used except its shells,being the primary component of brick .In this study, the researcher only observe the durability of the brick made up of Golden apple snails’ shells. This study was conducted from October 2012 to March 2013 at Luis Palad National High School. Hypothesis

There is no significant difference between the commercial bricks and bricks that are made up of snails’ shells.

Review of Related Literature
Review of Related Literature and Studies
The Golden Apple Snail is amphibious. While there is a sufficient level of dissolved oxygen in the water, they will hardly leave the water and will breathe by their gills. These snails have the ability to cruse away from the aquarium, so a cover glass is a necessity, as they won't survive longer than a couple of days in dry conditions. Due to their liking of plant matter as food, most people recommend not to keep them in planted aquariums. On the other hand, these snails show that if well fed, they can be kept in planted aquaria almost...
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