The Silkworm Diaries

Category Archive

The following is a list of all entries from the Feeding category.

34 Days and Eating

The big silkworms — the ones I’m keeping for breeding — still show no sign of spinning. They eat and eat, faster and faster.

Should I stop feeding them? Do they think about spinning, then see the new leaves and change their minds?

Big Hungry Worms Eat


Still waiting for those spinners!

This blog will probably be composed of quick notes, because this year, my silkworms have just about gone through their cycle. My first batch, hatched March 12, is going into their 33rd day, with no sign that they’re ready to stop eating and go to sleep. I understood they usually began to cocoon in 27 days. But the eating never stops.