Bombyx mori “SM” eggs (100pcs)
“SM” strain, features: yellow cocoon, this is the classic silk worm strain.
The domesticated silk worm, Bombyx mori, is a moth of the Bombycidae family. B. mori is an economically relevant insect, being the main source of silk for the textile industry. Other wild silk moth species are being used for silk production, although they constitute a very small part of the total market.
Bombyx mori is an easy species to rear and breed. Most silk worms are univoltine and do diapause as eggs. Their natural host is the mulberry (Morus sp.), but they can be reared on artificial diets which are available on the market.
Rearing and breeding B. mori is fairly easy. If it’s done with the proper care, is very difficult to loose them. This strains are univoltine, they overwinter as eggs. Eggs need to undergo a period of cold before being able to emerge, which should be 3 months minimum. Eggs should be stored in a ventilated place when at room temperature, sealed if chilled in the fridge.
We are currently selling eggs that have been chilled for about 1 month and half, thus you can readily chill the eggs upon arrival, store them minimum 1,5/2 months in the fridge. Upon rewarming they will hatch in about 20 days. Mind that that if mulberry leave will not be available you will need to get an artificial diet to feed them.
Mind to always provide fresh but dry leaves to the caterpillars, instead they will be more prone to illness. If is raining outside, try to remove the extra water on the leafs as much as possible. Cleaning them daily is also good practice to preserve their health.