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Post Tue Dec 09, 2014 1:48 pm
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Doc Jones wrote:
Are you actually putting them on the trees or are you harvesting leaves to feed them in containers or some such?

When I grew silkworms for my lizards once upon a time I grew them in tubs in the house.

Post Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:19 pm
Fey

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I collect the eggs from the captive moths (they can't fly) and keep the eggs in the fridge for a year and bring them out in the spring or summer. That way, they hatch on my schedule. I grow them in cardboard boxes.
This is a photo taken with my phone of silkworms hatching.
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Post Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:23 pm
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Baby silkworms. You need a very fine paint brush to move them from old leaves to new.
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Post Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:25 pm
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Silkworms 5 weeks old
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Post Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:28 pm
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Silkworms spinning.
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Post Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:33 pm
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Different coloured cocoons that occur naturally with no special food, just mulberry leaves
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Post Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:45 pm
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Moths emerging. This is when they produce Serrapeptase to melt the silk and cocoon glue. Serrapeptase is being called a miracle enzyme. When people take it as a supplement, it clears blockages, like blocked arteries and cysts etc
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Post Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:01 pm
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Moth laying eggs and a bowl of silkworm eggs. Each moth lays between 100 and 300 eggs
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Post Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:05 pm
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Tiger silkworms and silkworm farming (home style). I raised these in large plastic shallow containers.
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Post Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:22 pm
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A joke from my daughter. :Laugh:
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