Silkworms: 2 week update

My goodness…  they just keep growing!

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I don’t mean to sound surprised by this… and I am not sure how to make it interesting viewing, either.

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It’s hard to even give a sense of scale… but I think they’re at least double the size they were last week, which isn’t bad going.  You can still see tinier silkworms amid the bigger ones in the images above.

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And just for the curious, my parents inform me (based on first hand, childhood experience living in a country town with few mulberry trees) that a hungry silkworm will eat a grape vine leaf.  I tested this theory and mine definitely chose mulberry leaves over grape leaves–but a few were prepared to nibble on the grape leaves.  For today… mulberry leaf again!

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2 responses to “Silkworms: 2 week update

  1. My mum used to keep silkworms as a young girl. You don’t hear of many kids doing that now.

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    • A lot of older (than me) people coming through the house have kept silkworms… and I am sharing them on to people with children. Since I got the first generation at a school fete, it seems that some children still keep silkworms…

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