- Female silk moth lays eggs
- These eggs of silk moth are stored carefully on a strip of paper and sold to silk farmers.
- The farmers keep the eggs under suitable temperature and humidity to keep the eggs warm under hygienic conditions.
- These warm eggs are hatched into larvae.
- Larvae are kept in clean bamboo trays along with the fresh mulberry leaves and left to grow.
- After 25 to 30 days caterpillar stops eating and moves to a tiny chamber of bamboo in the tray to spin cocoon.
- Small racks are provided in the tray so that the cocoon gets attached to it.
- The caterpillar spins the cocoon inside which develops the silk moth.
Rearing of Silk
Last updated at Aug. 25, 2022 by Teachoo