Fill in your Email address to join our E-Newsletter and learn about special sales
Product Menu |
Teacher Resources & Fun |
Live Guarantee |
Standing Orders |
Gift Certificates |
Extra Small Silkworms
Mix of Sizes
Insect / Silkworm Tongs
Living Silkworm Cocoons
Unbroken Silk Cocoons
Silk Cocoons (Hatched)
Praying Mantis Egg Case
Living Praying Mantis
Praying Mantis Kits
Praying Mantis Food
Praying Mantis Enclosures
Praying Mantis Educational
RICE FLOUR BEETLES:
Rice Flour Beetles & Larvae
Rice Flour Beetle Kit
Rice Flour Beetle Food
Superworm Breeding Kit
Superworm Food / Bedding
No Bugs M'Lady Shelf Paper
THE FRUIT FLY SHOP:
(Opens in New Window)
Drosophila hydei Culture
Fruit Fly Culturing Kits
Culture Feeding Medium
Insect Containers & Lids
Fly Perching Mesh
Anti Mite Paper
At The Silkworm Shop we specialize in EVERYTHING SILKWORM!
PRODUCT AVAILABILITY - Updated 7/13/2021:|
Extra Small and Small Silkworms are in stock.
Medium Silkies are available sporadically.
◊ Praying Mantis Egg Cases are out of season.
Living Juvenile Mantises are available.
◊ All other products are available - Please check menu to the left.
✵ Let us know if you have any questions or needs.
The Many Uses for the Silkworm:
➀ LIVE FEEDER
Silkworms are PACKED with nutrition and low in fat, making them about the best feeder you
can give your pet. Silkworms are for a HUGE variety of reptiles, amphibians, birds and fish.
They are soft-bodied and easy to swallow and digest, making them a perfect choice for sick animals or finicky eaters.
The extremely high calcium content makes them ideal for gravid egg laying animals and improves
bone health in all animals. Silkworm are easy to care for and have no odor. You will find
much more information on the benefits and general background of this caterpillar
SILKWORMS FOR SALE HERE.
➁ CLASSROOM LEARNING
Silkworms are used by educators all over the country for teaching about biological life-cycles,
entomology and also hands-on history lessons about China and silk.
If you are an educator of any kind, you will definitely want to spend time in our
TEACHER RESOURCES SECTION.
We think you'll agree that a SILKWORM PROJECT is the perfect immersive lesson plan.
You'll also find our ideas for classroom activities and observations as well as lessons for the silkworm lab.
➂ARTS & CRAFTS
Many folks use the whole cocoon or the unwound silk fiber from the silkworm moth cocoon for craft projects.
You can either grow your own or may want to purchase our whole cocoons.
Universities and other organizations order from us regularly.
Female silkworm moths attract male mates with the pheromone bombykol, a volatile 16-carbon alcohol that is widely studied.
As is the male moth's pheromone-binding protein in its antennae.
The amazing properties of the silk and silk producing gland are also actively studied in a quest to find new ground breaking
fibers of incredible strength. What else they are doing, we are not sure.
➄ JUST FOR FUN
Lots of people enjoy keeping and growing the silkworms as a pet. They are cute, fun to hold and
fascinating to watch go from egg to tiny caterpillar and grow so fast into a jumbo white caterpillar
which then spins a cocoon only to have an adorable furry white moth emerge.
Speaking of fun, you may also be interested in singing a little SILKWORM SONG,
reciting a SILKWORM POEM and telling a
Buy Silkworms |
Buy Flightless Fruit Flies
About Silkworms |
About Flightless Fruit Flies
Copyright © 2021 The Silkworm Shop