Category Archives: Blog

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 […]

Care and Raising Tips for Silkworms

Pupa inside a pierced white cocoon

If you’re searching for a unique and enjoyable venture, offer some attention to the economic yet elusive, oriental tradition of growing silkworms. For decades, the expertise necessary to develop such limited “livestock” has been passed down through generations. Today’s sericulture of silkworm cultivation ranks alongside the honeybee as among the most financially viable domestic insects […]

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!)

Mulberry leaves on a tree

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 […]