bombyx mori

Wednesday, September 20, 2006




Silkworm (larva)
*They have breathing holes in the side of their body
*They have strong silk compared to some other caterpillars
*Silkworms practically burst out of there skin


Pupa
*When the moth’s come out of their skin their cocoon they squirt Poo out this they saved up since they couldn’t do it while they were in the cocoon
*It takes about 3-5 day’s to spin a cocoon
*They are in there cocoon for two week’s



Moth (Imago)
*the moth’s don’t drink eat or fly
*the lay around 500 eggs
*they live for around 5 days (boohoohoo)


Garment(silk)
so what happened to the cocoon? It was made into a garment
*silk is actaully the dried saliva of the bombyx Mori(yuck)

1 Comments:

  • dear friend
    We share common interest- silkworm
    I too host a blog
    Pl visit http://silkwormmori.blogspot.com/
    GK. rajesh
    gkrajeshrajesh@gmail.com

    By Blogger GK, at 1:12 AM  

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