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SIlkworms, Day 1

Our silkworms started hatching Easter evening, and by Monday morning, almost all of them had hatched. Aren’t they cute! They were about 1/2 a centimeter long when they first hatched.

I really want to call them silk caterpillars, because they aren’t really “worms”, but since most folks know them as silkworms, I guess I’ll stick with it. Or should I try to start a movement to change the terminology?

I’m on the hunt for a good book about silkworms (aka silk caterpillars) and silk moths to learn more about these little guys and gals that we now have. I was very disappointed when I was unable to find a good book in our local children’s library (or any book at all for that matter) Raising silkworms is popular enough that I would have thought finding reading materials about them would have been a cinch. I found a few decent websites, but books are just so much easier to look together as a family. So, I’m open to suggestions.

I’ll have new pictures tomorrow to show off their growth for the week!

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