Food Source: Before even deciding to start raising Silkworms, make sure you have either; an adequate supply of Mulberry leaves (warmer months) or artificial Silkworm food – Silkworm Chow (colder months, when the mulberry tree loses its leaves).
Silkworm Eggs: When it is clear that you have a food source, source your eggs from a friend or from us. After you have reared Silkworms, you will then be able to use your own eggs for future generations.
Living Area: For small amounts of Silkworms (50-100) a shoebox is an ideal living area. If you want to raise large amounts, either get a breeding tray or use multiple shoeboxes.
Paper: We suggest you line the bottom of your living area with paper so that frass can easily be removed, in order to prevent the build-up of mould and consequential diseases.
What we Recommend
Books or Resources: Use our resources for quick reference to some breeding tips, or use a picture story book to help engage your class as you teach them about these amazing insects.
Fill-in Sheets: Fill-in sheets are available in our teacher’s packs, or for individual sale. Purchase a fill-in sheet so you can track every step of your Silkworms’ journey.
Photo Device: Take pictures of each stage of your Silkworms’ development, and send them in to us for the chance to see them posted to our site and/or social media platforms.