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Monday, 30 May 2011

Livestock Ordered!!

. . . no, I haven't ordered a camel, or a sheep, or even an angora rabbit (but would like one!!) - I've just ordered 50 silkworm eggs!!  Should be here by the end of the week.  Just hope my mulberry tree is up to their voracious appetite!

I read an interesting fact today on a French silkworm website.  Apparently, if the silkworms were put on the tree to feed themselves they'd die of starvation as they don't have the ability to find the next leaf!  They have to be cultivated in boxes and need to be fed fresh leaves 3 or 4 times a day, so that'll put paid to our little holidays for the next 6 weeks or so!

I'll take photos of each stage, and keep you informed.

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