Where Does Silk Come From? Adventures of a Sericulturist

Each spring, when mulberry trees have leaves, Coleen Nimetz runs a herd of silk caterpillars. “I feed them three to four times a day, clean their trays, monitor their environment for temperature and humidity, and generally fuss over them. In the words of a Chinese proverb: ‘With patience a mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.’ Read about where silk comes from, and see photos of every stage.

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