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Three of the Most Breathtaking Caterpillars (Part 2)

"When you think of worms and worm-like creatures, maybe the word ‘beautiful’ isn’t the first word that comes to mind" is how we introduced our first article on this very same topic. However, and we hope, that after having read the first article, this statement may no longer rings true for our readers. This article will address three more stunning caterpillars in a further attempt to expose people to the aesthetic wonders of the world of caterpillars! Continue reading [...]

The Magic and Tragedy of Silkworms: Thousands Killed for Each Foot of Silk

Silk is one of finest materials we have; its smooth, lavish fabric and considerable price make it a luxury item. However, the process of actually obtaining this silk comes at the expense of its creator, the silkworm. This article will briefly explore silkworms, what they are and how they work, and their exploitation in the fashion industry. Continue reading [...]

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 [...]
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