JD was learning about silkworms at school a couple of weeks ago and the teacher encouraged the children to buy a few, feed them on mulberry leaves and watch them spin their cocoons...
So JD bought half a dozen worms at a nearby toy shop, but then swapped a couple of them with another students for 30+ eggs. Last week, the eggs hatched... So now we appear to be responsible for a huge number of silkworms, munching their way through treefuls of leaves but showing no sign of pupating. Nightmare!
20/5/2022 09:38:23 pm
But so cool! And will you be spinning parachutes once cocoons have been spun?
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Paul Hider lives and works in Kunming (SW China) and regularly updates this blog about his life there.
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