Great for Life Cycle and Changes in Our World learning outcomes.
Watch them eat and grow until they begin the arduous but fascinating task of spinning their silk cocoons! Then, watch them emerge from their cocoons as cute, fluffy flightless moths.
And then, the mating and egg-laying begins…..
Caterpillars (silkworms) are only available between September – January.
Silkworm eggs are usually available year round, however they won’t hatch until August – September (depending upon your location and environmental conditions)
Caterpillars available currently are between 40mm-60mm in length and ready to spin!
Not included: Regular food supply or housing.
You will need regular access to fresh Mulberry leaves in order to feed your silkworms. (Fresh cut leaves can be stored in plastic bags with a light water spray, for up to 2 weeks).
You will also need a cardboard box or plastic tub to house your silkworms.
Starter Packs available:
We recommend a minimum of 50 caterpillars to result in a healthy, sustainable colony
Also available as eggs, moths and cocoons upon request.