AMNH: The Video

The Silk Road exhibit was SO COOL. I was able to get a couple of photos on Wednesday, when one of the exhibit folks took me on a behind-the-scenes tour, but I told her I wasn’t going to publish those. I’ll try to get the publishable photos processed soon.

In the meantime, the AMNH folks have posted the video edit – this is the video that shows every few minutes on the 48″ HD screen:

The Silk Road to New York

Chris and I are going to be heading up to New York City for the opening of “Traveling the Silk Road” at the American Museum of Natural History.   My silkworms and I were video’d this summer, and will be part of the exhibit video that visitors will see as they walk through.  We’ll be there from the evening of the 9th through the afternoon of the 12th; the exhibit reception is on the evening of the 10th.  Unfortunately, it’s an invitation-only gig, so I can’t bring friends to that – the exhibit opens to the public on the 14th.   I’m going to try to meet up with some of my fiber buds while there.  So far, we’re planning a get-together at Risotteria the evening of the 11th.  The only other thing that I know for sure is on the plan, is an afternoon visit to Habu. If you would like to say howdy while we’re there, drop me a line, and I’ll see what we can do!

Easter Egg Cocoons

This isn’t my photo, but I’m using it with permission because it illustrates so perfectly the variety of cocoons you can get from Bombyx silkworms.  There are six strains in these seven containers; they are all Bombyx mori, the colors, sizes, and shapes are genetic.  The names really only make sense to me, but starting with the back left, they are Avi’s Striped, MFW (Mulberry Farms White – before they changed hybrids), Howard’s Gold, Rosa Pink, more Howard’s Gold, Howard’s White, and Halla’s Peach.  My friend who raised the cocoons and took the photo enjoys raising the silkworms, but doesn’t work with the cocoons, so he sends them to me – and a package from him is always a welcome treat!

A variety of silk cocoons

A variety of silk cocoons