Silk worm farming in India- how your silk is made

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Ever since human being invented clothes, a variety of fibres have been discovered or invented to suit changes in time climate and fashion. Silk is one out of many fabrics that have been invoked over millennia despite drastic changes in our taste. Since it was discovered fine strong lustrous silk has been wooing the world.

The cultivation of silk and the craft of silk weaving are even more fascinating we thought it would be interesting to get an insight into the story of a silk thread, let’s begin with the backbone of sericulture the silkworm. Commercial silk is obtained by cultivating different species of silkworm the most widely and most commercially used species is Bombyx Mori native to Asia. Silkworm are soft bodied and slow-moving and relatively fast growing insects like other insects silkworm to go through four stages of development egg, Larva, pupa and adult. The larva is a caterpillar, the pupa is what the silkworm changes into after spinning its cocoon before emerging as a month.

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