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: After it is clear you have a food source, source your eggs from a friend or from us – or even better from your sure to be abundance of eggs after raising Silkworms in the previous season.
Living Area: For small amounts of worms (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 are with paper so frass can easily be removed, in order to prevent the build-up of mould and consequential diseases.
What we Recommend
Books or Resources: For quick reference to some breeding tips – or use a picture story book to help engage you class as you teach them about these amazing insects.
Fill-in Sheets: Available in certain packs we sell, 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 step of your Silkworms and send them in to us for the chance for them to be posted to our site and/or social media platforms – at your discretion.