Silkworm update: Week 1

The silkworms are still hatching.  In considerable numbers. I don’t have it in me to make this an exciting photo essay, though!

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If your eyesight is keen, you will see some have already morphed into the next stage of their lives.  See the larger one that is grey with a cream coloured head instead of looking like a tiny black ant?  Its at about 7 or 8 o’clock in the image below.  Did I mention the tiny factor?

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In sad news of the week (which has been all about more and more silkworms otherwise), I have discovered that very few mulberry trees are in leaf locally.  One in my neighbourhood, to be exact, on this first day of spring.  The weeping mulberries are showing no signs of green.  The black mulberries in the park lands (which I made a special bike detour to visit in hope) are leafless.  So there is just one white mulberry supporting my growing brood so far.  Luckily, those micro-maws don’t consume a lot of leaf each day… yet!

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