Does Silk Kill Silkworms
In general, although silkworms will die in the process of making silk, they are not killed by silk. Silk famers kill silkworms once they complete their cocoons to get the best silk. Months lay eggs. Tiny black silkworm hatches out of its egg. The silkworm eats mulberry leaves only and grows bigger and bigger. The silkworm spins a cocoon of silk threads around itself, protecting itself from predators. Now, once silkworm completes his cocoon, people take the cocoon and plunge it into boiling water to kill the pupa and unwind the silk thread.