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Breeding Silkworms


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Posted by FroggieB on May 12, 2003 at 11:27:05:

In Reply to: Breeding Silkworms posted by SALLIE_KEEPER on May 12, 2003 at 07:12:30:

http://www.pclaunch.com/~kayton/Silkworms/equip.htm

From this site I got this informations:
When you get eggs, put them eggs in the refrigerator (NOT THE FREEZER!) until you are ready to use them. To figure out when to take them out of the refrigerator, refer to the Schedule.

Each stage of the silkworm cycle takes time, as shown below:

Eggs hatch in about 6-20 days.
Caterpillars eat for about 26 days before spinning silk.
It takes about 3 days to fully spin a cocoon and turn into a pupa.
The moth emerges from the cocoon after about 21 days.
The moth lays eggs about two days after emerging from the cocoon.

By simply doing a search for "raising silkworms" and "silkworm life cycle" I got several hits. It this isn't enough information I suggest you do the search yourself and you will probably find the info you need.

Good luck,
Marcia


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