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Thread: Anyone here keep silkworms

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    N=R* fs fp ne fl fi fc L Pyro's Avatar
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    Starting a colony. Just wanted to get any pointers you might have.
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    I don't know but thats really cool, what do you plan on doing w/ the silk?

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    I'm not raising for silk I am raising to feed them to my animals.
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    Nope, but we have white mulberry aplenty here. It is quite the weed. Is it like that where you live? Where do you get the food?
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    I saw on a show on PBS ages ago they use silkworm droppings to feed carp in China. The carp they pulled out during the show had to have been a least 1 meter long!

    Now eat your silkworm doodoo so you can grow up big and strong...
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    Hey Finch,

    I am sure there are mulberry here but I don't know of any around my place. I'll be feeding them silkworm chow that you get as a powder and then mix with water and microwave to make a paste. 1kg dry makes ~4kg wet so the 2kg pack should last me a good long time. And I can always try finding mulberry bushes later if I feel the need to switch over.
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    I hope to have my set up for my lizards changed around soon.
    I was planning on starting a culture or 2 of them to feed to my Leopard Geckos. I think I have some good info saved on my computer at home on raising them. I'll have to check it out then.


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    Cool, thanks Steve, I appreciate it. I have a pretty good idea based on what I was told and have scrounged up on the net but a lot of it sounds like it was all cut and paste from the same source so further input is always helpful
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