Does Making Silk Kill Silkworms

To get high quality silk, silk farmers will kill the silkworms once the cocoon is completely formed. This is because silk will spend 16 days transforming into a Bombyx mori moth after it has spun its cocoon, which will excrete a fluid that dissolves a hole in the silk. So, people will timely kill silkworms to prevent silk from being damaged by this fluid. Besides, even if people don’t kill the moth, it cannot live long, for the moth is 100% dependent on humans. And, and we have been raising and farming silkworms for thousands of years.

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