Do Silkworms Die When Silk Is Made
Do they kill silkworms make silk?
Usually, silk farmers will throw live cocoons of silkworm into boiling water to kill silkworms. This is because silkworm will transform into a Bombyx mori moth after it has spun it cocoon, and it excretes a fluid that dissolves a hole in the silk once the transformation is complete. Thus, silk farmers toss all the sacks into boiling water to kill the silkworms to prevent their silk from being damaged.