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Where does silk come from?

In India you’ll find a wide variety of silk types. Some very soft, others really rough, and some will just be sold as silk but it’s fake. 678 more words


Historical Item Analysis: Crawling onto Campus: The Auzoux Silkworm

While perhaps not as beloved as the Archives’ taxidermied Testudo, Louis Thomas Jerome Auzoux’s stunning papier-mache model of a larger-than-life silkworm larva deserves plenty of admiration in its own right. 308 more words

Campus History


There’s a tiny little silkworm on a leaf

Wiggle wiggle

There’s a tiny little silkworm on a leaf

Wiggle wiggle

There’s a tiny little silkworm… 181 more words


The Spotted Apatelodes

All the way from Texas, Patti Nelson asks, “What’s this animal?”

Well Patti, it looks like you’ve got an early flyer there! That’s the Spotted Apatelodes,  100 more words


Conserving Culture Through Cambodian Silk

By Laura Kraft

This post is the sixth in the “Travel Bug” series by Laura Kraft, a recent graduate from the University of Georgia, who is chronicling her travels in Asia from an entomological perspective. 1,563 more words

Entomology News

Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (aka JK Rowling)

This is the second book in the series by the incredible Galbraith (Ms. Rowling). I love Sherlock, Elementary, Bones, Criminal Minds, etc and I never really consider that I would love mystery/detective novels but… 241 more words

Read On Your Commute

Graphene-Fed Silkworms Produce Super-Strong Silk That Conducts Electricity

According to Futurism.com

The researchers sprayed mulberry leaves with aqueous solutions containing 0.2 percent by weight of either carbon nanotubes or graphene, and then collected the silk after the worms spun their cocoons. 64 more words