The Silkworm Diaries



The First Spinner

Searching for “silkworms don’t spin,” I found one site that said they take from 27 to 40 days to cocoon. Well, today is the 40th day — and my first worm decided to go to sleep.

The leaves on the trees are really big now, so I have to pick fewer leaves, but they still eat a lot.

beginning the cocoon

This worm is spinning his cocoon inside the bottom half of a cardboard egg carton; I’ve lined two sides of their box with these.

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