Project Mulberry by Linda Sue ParkJulia Song and her friend Patrick want to team up to win a blue ribbon at the state fair, but they cant agree on the perfect project. Then Julias mother suggests they raise silkworms as she did years ago in Korea. The optimistic twosome quickly realizes that raising silkworms is a lot tougher than they thought. And Julia never suspected that shed be discussing the fate of her and Patricks project with Ms. Park, the author of this book!
Life Cycle of a Silkworm
Share animal photographs or incredible animal facts. One of the first products in the world to get the 'Made in China' tag is silk! Silk has been cultivated in China from ancient times and traded world wide ever since. The biological classification of the silkworm is made as follows: Kingdom: Animalia as it is a multi-cellular eukaryotic organism Phylum: Arthropoda as they are invertebrate organisms with appendages and exoskeleton Class: Insecta as they have a three part body, compound eyes and antennae Order: Lepidoptera as it undergoes complete metamorphosis, going through a four stage life cycle Family: Bombycidae as it shows all the characteristics of the Moth family Genus: Bombyx as it is a mulberry silk moth. Silkworm Facts. These facts about silkworms are classified according to various points related to the silkworm's life cycle, silkworm habitat and various uses of silkworms. Life Cycle.
The silkworm Bombyx mori is the larva or caterpillar of a moth. Silk has been made for at least years in China. The moth is important because it makes the silk , and no longer lives in the wild. It is entirely dependent on humans. Silkworms eat mulberry leaves, and were native to northern China. The domesticated B.
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Of all the animals man has domesticated there have only been two insects — bees and silkworms. The Chinese first domesticated silkworms about years ago and for years only the Chinese knew how to produce silk. According to Chinese legend, silk was discovered when Emperor Huangdi ordered his wife Xilingshi to find out what was damaging his mulberry tree. She found white worms eating the leaves and spinning shiny cocoons. When she dropped a cocoon into hot water a slender thread of silk unwound itself from the cocoon.