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Silkworm Care Sheet

Silkworms (Bombyx mori) are worms that originate from China or Iran. They are normally 1/2 inch to 3 inches in length.

Nutritional Information for Silkworms

  • Carbohydrate: 18.2 %
  • Ash: 7.4 %
  • Crude Protein: 63.8 %
  • Fat: 10.6 %
  • Calcium: 0.34%
  • Phosphorus: 0.08 %

Food & Water

Silkworms will only eat mulberry leaves. If you can not find mulberry plants, you can puchase pre-made and mulched mulberry leaves. Silkworms will also get their water from the mulberry.

Lighting, Temperature & Humidity

5 - 10 degrees C in your refrigerator.

Housing

If keeping in the fridge, keep them in a plastic container with holes in it, for air. The silkworms will slow down, and go into a slight hibernation. They can be kept in the fridge for up to 1 week. If keeping out of the fridge, and if they have food everyday, the silkworms can live for much longer. They will keep growing though, so feed them to your lizard when their size is just right.

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