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Toward Spinning Greener Advanced Silk Fibers by Feeding Silkworms with Nanomaterials

Silk is a luxurious natural fibre that has been highly prized for thousands of years due to its lustre, softness, and durability. However, the traditional methods of producing silk involve using harmful chemicals and processes that can be detrimental to the environment. As such, there is a growing interest in developing more sustainable and eco-friendly […]

Metabolomic Differences Between Silkworms (Bombyx mori) Reared on Fresh Mulberry (Morus) Leaves or Artificial Diets


The silkworm bombyx mori is the most important organism for producing silk. The insects are raised in a combination of natural and artificial conditions, but little is known about their physiology under these conditions. “There are several possible uses for silkworms raised on an artificial diet. But, uncertainty exists regarding how modifying the silkworm diet […]

Damage of Silkworms Caused by Pesticides and Preventive Measures

Silkworms have been used for centuries to produce silk, a luxurious fabric prized for its strength and delicate texture. However, the use of pesticides in silk production can lead to adverse effects on these delicate insects. “Pesticides are commonly used in silk production to protect against pests that may feed on the mulberry leaves that […]

5 Sustainable Vegan Silks That Do No Harm

Vegan silk is becoming more popular because it is a sustainable and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional silk. Unlike conventional silk, which is made from the cocoons of silkworms, vegan silk is made of sustainable plant-based or synthetic materials – perfect for our neighbourhood vegans. “As the world becomes more conscious of the environment and […]

The Benefits Of Feeding Silkworms To Your Reptile Pets

Silkworms provide a unique benefit to reptile and amphibian keepers: they offer a healthy diet for your insect-eating pets. Silkworms have long been used in the reptile business in the US and Europe. In Australia, however, silkworm trade limitations, a scarcity of commercial accessibility, and the lack of year-round availability of mulberry trees have kept […]

The Importance of Sericulture

White Seductress Silkworm spinning on a basket

Did you know that a yard of silk fabric costs around $100? Since ancient times, silk is a valued commodity. It is a versatile material with remarkable softness, strength, durability, elasticity, and absorbency. It is used in clothing, upholsteries, surgical sutures, beddings, parachutes, etc. Sericulture is the cultivation of silkworms for harvesting silk. This article […]