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PostSubject: anyone in here raise silkworms?   anyone in here raise silkworms? Empty6/2/2008, 10:20 am

My mom does this every year in order to show her 3rd grade class how metamorphosis takes place and it's so freaking simple.

order the eggs, place them in a deli cup with some mulberry leaves, the eggs attach themselves, transplant the leaves to a larger enclosure with more mulberry leaves, eggs hatch, worms eat the leaves for a long time (don't remember the exact amount of time), worms spin cocoons, worms leave cocoons as moths that can't fly, and then the moths die eventually in a short period of time after they hatch. (naturally of course)
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PostSubject: Re: anyone in here raise silkworms?   anyone in here raise silkworms? Empty6/2/2008, 11:09 am

iam working on a caresheet for Wax worms.. they make a kinda silk too Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: anyone in here raise silkworms?   anyone in here raise silkworms? Empty6/2/2008, 1:01 pm

i've never heard of raising wax worms, but that's cool!
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its pretty easy and you get alot of them, just takes a good amout of time and patince.. but you get really big fat worms and really many of them Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: anyone in here raise silkworms?   anyone in here raise silkworms? Empty6/2/2008, 2:07 pm

I raise silkworms....not THAT easy. I'm thinking I'm gonna get a mulberry tree because I hate having to make the stupid food for them.
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PostSubject: Re: anyone in here raise silkworms?   anyone in here raise silkworms? Empty6/2/2008, 6:43 pm

how is raising silkworms not that easy? you put them in a cardboard box with mulberry and they grow and turn into moths. pretty simple.
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PostSubject: Re: anyone in here raise silkworms?   anyone in here raise silkworms? Empty6/2/2008, 7:51 pm

The fact that they are VERY prone to disease. YOu cant keep them in a cardboard box. Plastic is the way to go to avoid mold and bacteria. You also cant touch them without washing your hand. THey eat A LOT of food. And Mulberry doesn't come by that cheap.
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PostSubject: Re: anyone in here raise silkworms?   anyone in here raise silkworms? Empty6/2/2008, 11:18 pm

Lori had to raise them for a lab she used to work in, and she said it was a pain in the butt mixing all the food media for them -- the BugZoo used to but they had the problem getting a hold of enough mulberry as well.

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PostSubject: Re: anyone in here raise silkworms?   anyone in here raise silkworms? Empty6/2/2008, 11:32 pm

You can buy premade food but its more expensive and having to cook it...well if you mess up then your silkworms die.
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PostSubject: Re: anyone in here raise silkworms?   anyone in here raise silkworms? Empty6/3/2008, 12:50 am

~Abyss~ wrote:
The fact that they are VERY prone to disease. YOu cant keep them in a cardboard box. Plastic is the way to go to avoid mold and bacteria. You also cant touch them without washing your hand. THey eat A LOT of food. And Mulberry doesn't come by that cheap.

never had the mold issue with the cardboard, BUT i refuse to hold them for that fact alone.
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PostSubject: Re: anyone in here raise silkworms?   anyone in here raise silkworms? Empty6/3/2008, 1:46 am

I've raised crickets, roaches, and silkworms..
Roaches, easiest by far.
Crickets, Kinda easy but...no thanks.
Silkworms a bit difficult but I guess it's worth it since I mostly fed them to my beardies.
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