City Country Pets and Supplies

Silkworms

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Silkworms

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  • SKU: Silkworm
  • Brand: City Country Pets and Supplies
  • Type: Silkworm
  • Availability: In Stock
Description
City Country Pets has some Silkworms!

Silkworms are fascinating little catapillar like creatures that eat exclusively Mulberry leaves. Once they've eaten enough and grown to an adequate size they knit themselves a cocoon made of Silk which you can knit into various small projects. In ancient China, Sericulture (the cultivation of silkworms to produce silk) has been practiced for over 5000 years to create luxury garments and items of clothing. Today this is still done many parts of the world in clothing manufacture on an industrial scale. 

Caring for them is easy as all you need is a fresh supply of Mulberry leaves to feed them and a place to let them make their cocoons when they are ready. After 20-33 days of constantly munching away at Mulberry leaves or chow, your Silkworm will feel the urge to cocoon. At this point they will anchor themselves on a strand of silk and build their oval cocoon which will typically take them 48 hours. They will then remain in their cocoon for 10-14 days before emering as a Moth and completing the life cycle.

Silkworms also offer great value as food for Bearded dragons. When looking at their nutritional composition, they are high in protein, vitamines, calcium and other minerals and low in fat:

Moisture 20% 
Total protein 59% 
Total fat 17% 
Calcium:Phosphorus ratio 1:2

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