Pisces Silkworms are a high source of calcium, protein, iron, magnesium, sodium & vitamins B1, B2 AND B3.Pisces silkworms are the larval stage of Bombyx mori, the silkworm that feeds on the leaves of the mulberry tree. Keeping silkworms as pets is a fun, educational hobby for children and adults alike, as the fine silk can be collected and spun.
Silkworms have a life-cycle of 55-60 days. Your silkworm will soon spin a silken cocoon. The cocoon will then hatch into a moth and lay eggs. The eggs will hatch into tiny silkworm larvae after 2-3 weeks, depending on environmental conditions. After moulting four times they will look like the larvae in this container.
Storage & Care
- Silkworms must only be fed on mulberry leaves. It is very important that they are not fed the newest leaves on the mulberry tree. To ensure a strong breeding cycle, keep the supply of fresh leaves regular and provide new food at least once a day.
- Volume for volume, silkworms are more nutritious than either mealworms or crickets. They are a very soft bodied “worm” and add variety to the diets of many insectivores.
Silkworms are packed 10 worms per tub