Thursday, March 17, 2011

Silkworms Made to Spin Coloured Silk

Seeing is believing:

Luminescent Silk Cocoons Viewed Under UV Light (Credit: IMRE)

Silkworms are fed a mulberry/fluorescent dye mixture which colors the animal as well as the fibers they spin.

Dye is added to the silkworn diet for the last 4 days of the larva stage
creating a coloured animal and coloured silk (Credit: IMRE)

To read full report:


Connie Rose said...

I hope the worms aren't harmed by the dyeing process. I realize they die anyway in silk production -- except for peace silk -- nevertheless...

Kyra said...

How lovely the colors!

Gwen Magee (Gwendolyn) said...

Kyra, I agree - the colors are absolutely glorious!

Connie Rose, I fully understand your position - there really is something unseemly about killing a living creature so that we can have a beautiful piece of cloth...

Norma Currin said...

Thank For This bLog
Model baju batik muslim
Desain model baju gamis terbaru
Cara Menggunakan snapchat
Tips cara menemukan Hp Android
Model Rambut Pria terbaru