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 Hatching Silk worms?

Hello id like to get going on some silk worms for my dragon and i am getting another dragon(bearded) shortly I can only find suppliers of silk worm Eggs in the area I was wondering how to get silk worm eggs to hatch? Also why is it they only can eat mulberry silkworm food?

do silkies turn to moths or butterflies?



07/26/07  10:34am

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Hacksaw
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  Message To: Leokeeper   In reference to Message Id: 1375218


 Hatching Silk worms?

Full of questions! lol. Silkworms turn into moths, they can only eat Silkworm chow because the only thing they eat in the wild is Mulberry Leaves, Silkworm chow is made up of those leaves. Silkworm eggs are easy to hatch, keep them in 80s temps. and they should hatch in 7-10 days.



07/27/07  01:15pm

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Leokeeper
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  Message To: Hacksaw   In reference to Message Id: 1377154


 Hatching Silk worms?

Hacksaw thanks for the info one more question...how long would it take for the worms to reach 1/4 inch in lenth and how long to be fully grown and ready to breed?



07/28/07  05:39pm

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  Message To: Leokeeper   In reference to Message Id: 1378527


 Hatching Silk worms?

When they are ready to breed they will turn inot moths, I think they only live about a week when they are moths, and in that time they breed and lay eggs.



07/30/07  11:23am

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  Message To: Leokeeper   In reference to Message Id: 1378527


 Hatching Silk worms?

Hey there i am new to this site and in the process of opening my own business breeding and selling insects as i have ALOT of reptiles myself and all those mouths to feed can be pretty costly.Anyway, silkies are my favorite to breed it’s amazing watching them go from hatchling to adult in no time at all! Silkworms are full grown and ready to breed in less than a month if you feed them as much as they can eat and if the temps are right.



02/04/08  01:48pm

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Ladybirdscreatures
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  Message To: Newfgal   In reference to Message Id: 1609167


 Hatching Silk worms?

Awesome, Newfgal! Care to give us a few tips??



03/05/08  04:31pm

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  Message To: Ladybirdscreatures   In reference to Message Id: 1649234


 Hatching Silk worms?

Sure! what would you like to know?



04/08/08  08:32pm

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Ladybirdscreatures
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  Message To: Newfgal   In reference to Message Id: 1695173


 Hatching Silk worms?

Well, everything! I tried hatching eggs before but it didn’t work. I kept them at about 80F for weeks but nothing happened!



09/30/08  03:01am

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Lizard box
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  Message To: Ladybirdscreatures   In reference to Message Id: 1871236


 Hatching Silk worms?

Umm the reason the silkworm moths die so easily is because when there moths they dont have mouths.

wierd whats the perpouse for that.



11/13/09  06:51pm


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