Well, my silkworms have started to hatch out today. In about a month and a half I should have between 50 and 100 lizard sausages on the hoof. Don't know what I will do with them and my mealworms going into an upswing at the same time.
Chad
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Well, my silkworms have started to hatch out today. In about a month and a half I should have between ... Don't know what I will do with them and my mealworms going into an upswing at the same time. Chad

Where do you get the mulberry leaves?
I've heard that silkworms are a nutritious feeder insect, but they are such picky eaters.

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Well, my silkworms have started to hatch out today. In ... mealworms going into an upswing at the same time. Chad

Where do you get the mulberry leaves? I've heard that silkworms are a nutritious feeder insect, but they are such picky eaters. To Email me remove All doubt.

Well, you can also feed Boise d'Arc leaves, a very close relative tree to mulberry trees. Anyway, my neighborhood is full of mulberry. The lady across the road has three massive mulberry in her yard. I get my leaves from a small tree at an elementary school a few blocks from my house.

I wouldn't say they are picky eaters, they just need a proper food source. After all, they convert that thick sap into silk. All they need are fresh leaves every few days, no watering. As for nutrition, it seems they are very fine food. And my leos reaction to them was very funny. They just stared at them the first time do to the silkworms size. After the first feeding was done, they just loved seeing me coming with more of them. They just loved getting a nice two and a half inch caterpillar. All munch, no crunch. Emotion: wink
Chad
Well, my silkworms have started to hatch out today. In ... mealworms going into an upswing at the same time. Chad

Where do you get the mulberry leaves? I've heard that silkworms are a nutritious feeder insect, but they are such picky eaters. To Email me remove All doubt.

Forgot to ask, no mulberry near where you are at?
I assume fr0glet has none, as I offered to send her some eggs if she had the food locally. ;p
Chad
Where do you get the mulberry leaves? I've heard that silkworms are a nutritious feeder insect, but they are such picky eaters.

Well, you can also feed Boise d'Arc leaves, a very close relative tree to mulberry trees. Anyway, my neighborhood is ... more of them. They just loved getting a nice two and a half inch caterpillar. All munch, no crunch. Emotion: wink

I could just see the little critters running up with smiles on their faces. :-)

To Email me remove All doubt.
Where do you get the mulberry leaves? I've heard that silkworms are a nutritious feeder insect, but they are such picky eaters.

Forgot to ask, no mulberry near where you are at? I assume fr0glet has none, as I offered to send her some eggs if she had the food locally. ;p

I'm not familiar with Mulberry trees, so I could bump into one and not know it,
but as far as I know there are none in these parts. (Ontario)

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Where do you get the mulberry leaves? I've heard that ... such picky eaters. To Email me remove All doubt.

Well, you can also feed Boise d'Arc leaves, a very close relative tree to mulberry trees. Anyway, my neighborhood is ... in her yard. I get my leaves from a small tree at an elementary school a few blocks from myhouse.

What is Boise d'arc? I googled but couldn't find anything related to plants.

Anna
Forgot to ask, no mulberry near where you are ... her some eggs if she had the food locally. ;p

I'm not familiar with Mulberry trees, so I could bump into one and not know it, but as far as I know there are none in these parts. (Ontario) To Email me remove All doubt.

Hmm, google says southern has Ontario has Red (rarest Canadian tree) and White Mulberry.
The other tree you may find is Boise d'Arc, also called Osage Orange. http://www.na.fs.fed.us/spfo/pubs/silvics manual/volume 2/maclura/pomifera.htm

This is a tree that besides being rather amazing wood, may have been planted in your area.
Chad
Well, you can also feed Boise d'Arc leaves, a very ... tree at an elementary school a few blocks from my

house. What is Boise d'arc? I googled but couldn't find anything related to plants. Anna

http://www.na.fs.fed.us/spfo/pubs/silvics manual/volume 2/maclura/pomifera.htm

Chad
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