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Bright Yellow-Green Caterpillar on Driveway is a Polyphemus Moth Caterpillar

A "little critter" was found on this reader's driveway last summer in her small North Texas town. The critter appears to be a bright green color and has a brown face, split down the middle by what we assume to be access to its mouth. Continue reading [...]
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Using Eri Silk Frass as a Soil Fertilizer

A reader recently reached out to us with this question, "What is the best way to prepare eri silk frass to become a soil fertilizer for food crops?" Let's dive in by breaking down this question! Continue reading [...]

“Silk Cream White Worms” May be Inchworms

A man recently wrote to us wondering why he finds “silk cream white worms” in his yard and room after it rains. He did not include any other information or photographs. Continue reading [...]

Worm with a sand-like shell

A reader recently inquired about a worm he has come across frequently while living in Hawaii for the last 3 years. He describes them as being small and flat, with a sand-like shell that they pop their heads out of. Continue reading [...]

Silk Worm Farm

It is estimated that approximately 75 million pounds of raw silk are produced each year on silkworm farms. It takes more than 3,000 cocoons to make one pound of silk and more than 10 billion pounds of mulberry leaves to feed the silkworms that produce the silk. Continue reading [...]

Do Inchworms Produce Silk?

Some inchworms can produce thin, delicate lines of silk. One of the most well-known type of silk producing worm is the cankerworm. Continue reading [...]
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