Does Silk Production Kill Silkworms

Yes! Silk production technique will kill silkworms. First of all, moths lay eggs. Then, eggs become silkworms which eat mulberry leaves. After that, silkworm will produce a cocoon of silk thread around itself. After the silkworm has spun its cocoon, it will transform into a Bombyx mori moth. However, this transformation will damage the silk, for the silkworms will excrete a fluid that dissolves a hole in the silk. Therefore, in order to produce fine pure silk, silk farmers toss all cocoons into boiling water to kill the silkworms once the cocoon is completely formed.

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