SILKWORMS Bombyx mori. FIFTEEN Established Silkworms.

SILKWORMS Bombyx mori. FIFTEEN Established  Silkworms.
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SILKWORMS Bombyx mori. 

Established Silkworms Bombyx mori available for the first time for years! These will spin their pure white silk cocoons within 2-3 weeks and emerge as moths after a similar period if kept at room temperature. These are sent feeding on artificial diet and if you wish to keep them like this, you can order a packet of powdered artificial diet that is used with water and heated in a microwave oven to produce a green cake on which the larvae live and feed.

Silkworms on diet are not only revolutionary for those who cannot get Mulberry leaves, but the daily care is also greatly reduced. You simply feed them by laying thin strips of food about once a day. On leaf, they need feeding several times a day, and spent food litter has to be removed. 

So you can rear Silkworms to cocoons now with the greatest of ease, and the least amount of daily care.

Please follow the instructions at the head of this section on Silkworm Eggs and Silkworms.

If you have access to a Mulberry tree, the silkworms can be reared on Mulberry leaves. Mulberry trees are sometimes found in the grounds of large country houses and old parsonage houses. You can buy Mulberry trees from a nursery and any Morus species can be used, but the silkworms eat a lot, so you will need to grow a tree on for some years before the leaves can be used. This is why the artificial diet is so useful!

Now anyone can rear Silkworms even if you don't have a Mulberry tree or live somewhere that has no access to trees for foodplant.

Keeping silkworms is very easy as long as some procedure is observed. They do not need a cage – just a tray, kept in a warm place (about 25 degrees C).