0 0 Michael Michael2004-03-11 18:06:002004-03-11 18:06:00Silkworm Update
They’re really growing! This fourth instar worm is the largest of the brood. They go through the leaves pretty fast now, too – they eat four or five whole ligustrum leaves a day, instead of taking a couple of days or more.
The Mulberry Status Report: We’re at Soft Green Buds. Should be catkins and tiny leaves in just a couple of days, at which point I’ll take the mulberry silkworm (Bombyx mori) eggs out of the fridge to start warming up.
They go through the leaves pretty fast now, too – they eat four or five whole ligustrum leaves a day, instead of taking a couple of days or more.
Now THAT’s a lotta worm-poop…
HEY! Everyone must be thinking this… I just voice it. =)
What a cute little buggar. I shall name him Snowball.
THAT’s a lotta worm-poop…
It’s called frass, how lame am i that I know this? *blush*
he/she is pretty hot..
love em to bits.. 🙂
And yes, it’s a lot. Nothing like when the Mulberry worms get going, though… they make probably a cup or so per day. I put it in the garden as fertilizer. It’s an important component of Chinese medicine.
Those are really cool.
I’m gonna be taking the B. mori outta the fridge soon -you want some? I’ve got LOTS…
you must be (raises hands way over head)
to attack city…
they’re so cute 🙂
and fresh food coming for the others too.
grow many masters 🙂