A teacher in Pennsylvania, USA provides
information for teachers and students
Rural craft cooperatives in Thailand and Cambodia have excellent reference pages on silkworms, complete with lots of pictures, including pictures of mulberry leaves and all phases of silk raising. For example:
Lots of information about silk and silkworms and other silk-producing insects
Video of a silk factory in India showing the various stages of a silkworm's life
Video of a silk trade village in Vietnam showing how silk is turned into cloth
Silkworm-raising information in Spanish
Artificial silkworm food and eggs can be ordered from http://www.mulberryfarms.com in reasonable quantities. It comes as a powder to which you add water. It works well with certain varieties of silkworm - but they will get bigger faster if they eat leaves.
Silkworm eggs, books and other equipment are available from various sources.
Everything you ever wanted to know about mulberry trees can be found at
Learn about silk farming in China, the life cycle of the silkworm, and other facets of the silk industry
Buy live silkworms and other insects from Canada
A one-minute video of how silk is made https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77ktNSPFbwQ
Buy live silkworms, silkworm eggs, mulberry leaves, and artificial food from
www.ladysilkworm.com (they also sell silkworm chow to make colored silkworms and colored silk)
Mulberry tree information
A third-grade class at Alvarado Elementary school
in Union City, California has
taken many wonderful pictures of silkworms growing in their classroom.
Fun information for kids about common insects found in your yard or playground
Lao Sericulture Company, a small village-run silk products company in
Details on silk and silkworms, including scientific data
Buy worms, food, and cocoons containing live silkworm pupas from
For scientific researchers looking for specific
subvarieties of silkworms
General information on butterflies can be found at
Lots of information on identifying insects you find around your home. Thank you to Girl Scout brownie troop #1206 in San Jose, California for finding this site
Another site with information about insects you find around your home. Thank you to Peyton and Anna Langdon for finding this site
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