Right on schedule on little eggs started hatching…Sept 29th
These little guys are called “Kego” in Japan, and translates to “hairy baby”. See detailed info on the website WormSpit.
I am feeding the Mulberry leaves although it is starting to cool down here in Southern Indiana. I have bought the dehydrated “silkworm chow” yummy, in case we need it. I have gotten different opinions on this from “you can’t change from leaves to chow, but can change from chow to leaves” begin the predominant opinion. I talked to one guy who said his ate either, as long as they had food.
I bought the “Zebra silkworms” which said they were stronger, and more disease resistant. This sounded like a quality I would look for in a tomato plant, so I thought I would be a good idea.
Hopefully I will not kill as many worms as I did fish when I started with aquariums.
Oct 2, blast of cold air last night, I didn’t know that the #1 cause of silkworm death is temperature. OK so I had 1000 eggs. I didn’t need 1000 silkworms, right?
But I don’t want 1000 dead silkworms…..Crap#$%# This is not good for my Karma!
Four days after receiving the eggs, and with heat and a thermometer, keeping the eggs at approx. 80 degrees.
And so very hungry, very, very hungry…
Trying to keep them warm and happy..
Get your knitting out!!