Do Silkworms Die In The Process Of Making Silk
Silkworms will die once the cocoon is completely. Silkworm will stay cocoon for 16 days as it transforms into a Bombyx mori moth after it has spun its cocoon. Then, once the transformation is complete, it will begin to excrete a fluid that dissolves a hole in the silk so it can emerge. However, since silk farmers don’t want their silk damaged by this fluid, they will toss all the sacks into boiling water to kill the silkworms once the cocoon is completely formed.