Month: March 2005

I have *so* got to try this.

I’m not sure what will make the best food-safe-for-bugs dye, but I’m thinking I’ll experiment with some commercial acid dyes – small batches so I’ll know what works for color, and what the worms can stand. Dyed food makes colored cocoons

Well, the answer is: the synthetic spider silk does take dye. It takes dye very well, pretty much identically to how the bombyx does. It has a slightly more tan shade, but not as dark as tussah silk.