Where does the silk from the silk worm come out of a silkworm?
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Asked in Silk
Where does silk come from?
Silk is the material produced by the silk worm to make its cocoon. The silkworm that makes the best quantity of silk is the mulberry silkworm. Shortly before the silkworm is going to eat its way through the silk of the cocoon, the worm is killed by humans so the cocoon can be unraveled into a single thread.
Asked in Caterpillars, Similarities Between
What are the similarities between silkworm and caterpillar?
A silkworm is actually a caterpillar, not a worm. There cocoons are made from silk. That is how they make the silk, they actually boil the cocoons with the 'worm' still inside and then through unthreading the cocoons they start the process of making silk that you can use. Unfortunately the caterpillars die as they are 'cooked' alive.
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Asked in DIY Projects
How do you make it into fibers from the silk worms?
The silkworm makes a coccoon. When the worm does this, you drop the coccoon into warm water and let it soak. After a while, the "glue" that the silkworm uses to make the cocoon dissolves and the fibres come apart in the water. Carefully find the end of the cocoon and start to unravel it. It should come apart easily and the silk will dry to a usable product.