Project Mulberry by Linda Sue ParkJulia Song and her friend Patrick want to team up to win a blue ribbon at the state fair, but they cant agree on the perfect project. Then Julias mother suggests they raise silkworms as she did years ago in Korea. The optimistic twosome quickly realizes that raising silkworms is a lot tougher than they thought. And Julia never suspected that shed be discussing the fate of her and Patricks project with Ms. Park, the author of this book!
Striking Facts About Silkworms
Here are a few amazing facts about silkworm for kids:. According to Confucius, it was in B. From that historic moment, the Chinese discovered the life cycle of the silk worm and for the next years were to keep their monopoly of silk. Silk is still produced in smaller quantities in many other countries, and several developing countries are studying new sericultural projects. Mulberry leaves are the primary food for silkworms. In silk farms where most silkworms live they are fed chopped mulberry leaves, constantly. Silkworms work constantly to create the layers of their cocoons.
Silkworms are tiny worms that spin their own silk cocoons. Silkworms begin as wormlike larvae with the three distinct body parts of an insect. After spending time in a cocoon, the silkworm morphs into a scaly, four-winged moth. After hatching from eggs, the worms molt four times before spinning their cocoons. The silk fiber comes from the cocoons. Silkworms eat the leaves of the mulberry tree or can exist on an artificial diet. They also eat the leaves of the tree known as the Tree of Heaven.
Three Stages to Grow
Share animal photographs or incredible animal facts. One of the first products in the world to get the 'Made in China' tag is silk! Silk has been cultivated in China from ancient times and traded world wide ever since. The biological classification of the silkworm is made as follows: Kingdom: Animalia as it is a multi-cellular eukaryotic organism Phylum: Arthropoda as they are invertebrate organisms with appendages and exoskeleton Class: Insecta as they have a three part body, compound eyes and antennae Order: Lepidoptera as it undergoes complete metamorphosis, going through a four stage life cycle Family: Bombycidae as it shows all the characteristics of the Moth family Genus: Bombyx as it is a mulberry silk moth. Silkworm Facts. These facts about silkworms are classified according to various points related to the silkworm's life cycle, silkworm habitat and various uses of silkworms. Life Cycle.
The silkworm Bombyx mori is the larva or caterpillar of a moth. Silk has been made for at least years in China. The moth is important because it makes the silk , and no longer lives in the wild. It is entirely dependent on humans. Silkworms eat mulberry leaves, and were native to northern China. The domesticated B.