10 Interesting Silkworm Facts (That Will Blow You Away)

Silkworms eating mulberry leaves

Did you know that humans and silkworms have worked together for thousands of years?  Bred in ancient China for over 5,000 years, silkworms were prized for producing silk. Here are some interesting facts about these incredible insects. 1. Northern China Natives During ancient Chinese times they began to be cultivated for their silk. Around the […]

Why Silkworms Eat Mulberry Leaves (And Why You Should Too!)

Looking for a natural way to supplement your health?  Mulberry leaves can help.  Silkworms have a diet that is completely made up of mulberry leaves. Packed full of vitamins, minerals and amino acids, these leaves provide all the nutrients silkworms need.  There’s no need for silkworms to drink water because these fresh leaves contain enough […]

Future of Food: Why We Should All Be Eating Silkworms

Spicy silkworm salad

Looking for something different to add to the mix as you seek a healthier lifestyle?  While nothing can still beat an apple a day to keep the doctor away, in South Korea, some people eat silkworms.  Its protein is said to have many health benefits.  According to naturopath experts at Have Lock Healing, “although perhaps […]

Silkworm Thread vs Spider Thread: Strength, Thickness & Future Uses

Silkworm thread strength

What do you think is the strongest natural material is? You might de surprised at where silk ranks. Silk is an incredible material. It is lighter than cotton, but for its weight, it can be 5x stronger than steel.  Thinner than a human hair, yet capable of holding weights that are hundreds of times its […]

The Top 5 Benefits of Raising Silkworms in Your Classroom

Raising silkworms in the classroom

Are you a teacher considering bringing silkworms into your classroom? Growing silkworms in classrooms can be a wonderful opportunity to teach your students a wide range of life skills through interaction with living creatures. Silkworms in the classroom can be a great tool to teach children about the life cycle, insect behaviour and anatomy, and […]