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 How much do Silkworms eat?

Iím getting into breeding silkworms as evidence via my other posts I was wondering how much they eat I am going to be feeding a pre made but Uncooked chow via the supplier of the worms...how fast would a group of 900/1000 fresh hatched babies eat on there way up to maturiity I have only orderd a bag of one pound Uncooked chow so was wondering....... Out of 1000 eggs Iíve bought how many do ya think will hatch also?



07/31/07  10:38am

 #1382228


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  Message To: Leokeeper   In reference to Message Id: 1381814


 How much do Silkworms eat?

just put 4-5, 1inch piece of chow in their daily. Remove uneaten or old chow daily.
(I keep answering your questions because their is rarely anybody on this forum)



07/31/07  03:33pm

 #1382656


Leokeeper
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  Message To: Hacksaw   In reference to Message Id: 1382228


 How much do Silkworms eat?

Ah Ic thanks, I guess you have kept and breed silkies before then?



07/31/07  07:55pm

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  Message To: Leokeeper   In reference to Message Id: 1382656


 How much do Silkworms eat?

I havenít bred yet, but I have hatched them, from when they were eggs.



07/31/07  08:43pm

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  Message To: Leokeeper   In reference to Message Id: 1381814


 How much do Silkworms eat?

Hi,
I use to have silkworms and they use to eat tons of mullberry leaves!I mean alot!



08/01/07  06:12pm

 #1385096


Leokeeper
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  Message To: Pistachio/Fireball18   In reference to Message Id: 1384175


 How much do Silkworms eat?

ic ic thanks fireball



08/02/07  10:46am

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  Message To: Leokeeper   In reference to Message Id: 1385096


 How much do Silkworms eat?

i also had some silkworms and i fed them mulberry leafs and they ate a buch like one after the other and i dont think one pound will be enough maby 3+ pounds



08/03/07  01:58am

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  Message To: ShadowX   In reference to Message Id: 1386318


 How much do Silkworms eat?

I have hatched them too, and buy the food by the quarter pound bag. I think a pound should be fine.



08/10/07  10:11pm

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  Message To: Leokeeper   In reference to Message Id: 1381814


 How much do Silkworms eat?

ok a pound of dry chow will cook into 4 pounds, that will be more than enough(Iím asked the president of recorp.ca how much they eat, so i can give you a exact answer soon). The chow will last in the fridge for about 2 month cooked and the dry chow will last well over a year in the freezer. when you are breeding them make sure they have a constant temp, and try not to be to loud near them( stress is the number one failure reason), also i would suggest your container not having a lid, to keep the moister down... Just remember to keep them clean, warm and dry and they should do great. Oh and you will conserve your food if you grate it up instead of giving it to them in large chunks.



09/24/07  06:27pm

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Blops
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  Message To: Leokeeper   In reference to Message Id: 1381814


 How much do Silkworms eat?

ok so 1 pound of dry chow will raise 1000 silkies to about 1 1/2 inchen so about 2 pounds per thousand



09/25/07  02:17am


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