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SILKWORMS:
Large Silkworms
Medium Silkworms
Small Silkworms
Extra Small Silkworms
Mix of Sizes
Silkworm Eggs
Silkworm Kits

SILKWORM PRODUCTS
(Non-Living)
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Silkworm Food
Silkworm Books
Mulberry Seeds
Insect / Silkworm Tongs

SILK COCOONS:
Silkworm Cocoonery
Living Silkworm Cocoons
Unbroken Silk Cocoons
Silk Cocoons (Hatched)

FLIGHTLESS
FRUIT FLIES
:

Drosophila melanogaster
Drosophila hydei

PRAYING MANTIS:
Praying Mantis Egg Case
Living Praying Mantis
Praying Mantis Kits
Praying Mantis Food
Praying Mantis Enclosures
Praying Mantis Educational

LARVAE:
Rice Flour Beetles & Larvae
Flightless Fruit Fly Larvae

WORMS:
Large Superworms
Superworm Breeding Kit
Superworm Food / Bedding

TINY FOOD:
Vinegar Eels
Microworms

NON-LIVING PRODUCTS:
No Bugs M'Lady Shelf Paper
Gift Certificates

THE FRUIT FLY SHOP:
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Drosophila melanogaster
Drosophila hydei Culture
Fruit Fly Culturing Kits
Culture Feeding Medium
Mold Inhibitor
Insect Containers & Lids
Fly Perching Mesh
Insecticidal Shelf Paper



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At The Silkworm Shop we specialize in EVERYTHING SILKWORM!

PRODUCT AVAILABILITY - Updated 5/1/2019:
Current Silkworm Stock:
All Silky sizes from extra small to Large are IN STOCK.
You won't find this variety of sizes anywhere else!

All other products are IN STOCK - See menu to the left.
Let us know if you have any questions or needs.


The Many Uses for the Silkworm:    Silkie
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 HERE.
We have SILKWORMS FOR SALE HERE.
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.

ARTS & 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. SHOP HERE.

RESEARCH
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.

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 SILKWORM JOKE.

WATCH A SILKWORM VIDEO

silkworm video
This video shows silkworms
eating our prepared mulberry food

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