Different Types of Silk Worms

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Mulberry Silkworm (Bombyx mori): It belongs to the family Bombycidae. China is the native place of this silkworm but now it has been introduced in all the silk producing countries like Japan, India, Korea, Italy, France and Russia.


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Sericulture

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It is an agricultural practice involving rearing of silkworm for producing silk.


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The Amazing Silkworm

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In this modern age there are many synthetic fibres, for instance, Torin. As well as these, natural fibres are still used as raw material for the textile industry. Wool, cotton and silk are natural fibres. Silk thread is produced by the larva of a moth called "Bombix mori".


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The Story of Silk: From Caterpillar to Cocoon

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The silkworm or caterpillar Bombyx Mori eats voraciously the mulberry leaves, weaves a cocoon of silk and metamorphizes into a pupa and later, into a moth, but the cocoon has to be stifled to get the royal, pricey silk. Making silk from silkworm caterpillar, or rather its cocoon, is a fascinating story.


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Ahimsa Silk: A Humane Silk Variety

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The cocoons are not boiled to kill the larvae. Therefore this is called the peace silk.


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