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GULF COAST SILKWORMS REPTILE SUPPLIES

Gulf Coast Silkworms | Reptile Supplies, Equipment, Cages, Feeder Habitats, Silkworm Egg Hatching Kits, Kits & Equipment for Sustainable Insect Feeder Breeding Kits, Cups and Pods: Silkworms, Hornworms, Mealworms, and flying Butterfly pet food!

 

Educational Science is a USDA-Aphis inspected containment facility and importer of silkworm eggs.

 

 

Silkworm Egg Handling / Hatching Instructions

Keep eggs in a warm dry area. Up to 1000 silkworm eggs can be hatched in the included large 150mm Petri dish. The dark purple eggs will hatch 7-14 days after shipping when maintained at 75-82F. For faster hatching, maintain the eggs in an incubator at 80-82F. After hatching maintain the eggs at room temperature. One to two days prior to hatching, the silkworm eggs will turn a light blue/gray color. Keep the eggs out of direct sunlight or heat source to prevent condensation. Condensation will cause the eggs not to hatch and will void our hatch guarantee. For best results hatch the eggs at room temperature ( 75-77F) and feed worms within 48-hrs of hatching to avoid die off. Allow all eggs to hatch before feeding Neonatal Silkworms (24-hrs after you see the first ones hatch and no longer then 48-hrs). Once all the worms have all hatched, (if you look underneath the Petri dish, you should see mostly white egg shells.) grate a small layer of mulberry food over the top of the silkworms (use the smallest grate size on a cheese grater). Grate the silkworm food right on top of the worms covering the entire surface area of the dish. To prevent mold, keep away from direct sunlight or heat source and do not over feed. Allow prior food pieces to dry, before feeding again. Allow the small neonatal silkworms to crawl up on top of the grated food. After 24-hrs, transfer the Petri dish contents including silkworms, food, and frass (waste) into the bottom of an open plastic shoe-box or flat cookie pan. Using one hand gently tap the inverted Petri dish and empty it out into the rearing container). Continue to feed the worms daily or as required using a cheese grater. For best results, DO NOT USE AN INCUBATOR AFTER THE SILkWORM EGGS HATCH.

 

Mulberry Diet (Food)  Preparation

 

1/2-lb Mulberry Diet (Food)  Microwave Cooking Instructions:

  1. Mix 3-cups (710ml)  hot tap water with  1/2-lb (227g) powdered silkworm food packet, in a suitable  microwave safe container and blend with an electric hand mixer or egg beater.
  2. Cover with plastic wrap or container lid, heat on high for 3-minutes in microwave. Food will cook best with turntable on while cooking in a 1200W microwave.
  3. Remove container  from microwave, caution food will be hot and release steam when you remove cover. Mix thoroughly with electric hand mixer. Replace cover, heat on high for an additional 2-minutes. If you have an older microwave cook for 3-minutes.
  4. Remove from microwave, use extra caution food will be hot and release steam when you remove cover. Mix thoroughly with electric hand mixer. Immediately place in the refrigerator to cool, keep covered to prevent food from drying out. Once the food has cooled it is ready to feed. Food will gel and set to a soft like cheese that can then be grated for feeding silkworms. 


1/4-lb Mulberry Diet (Food) Microwave  Cooking Instructions:

  1. Mix 1-1/2 cups (355ml) hot water with  1/4-lb (114g) powdered silkworm food packet, in a suitable microwave safe container with electric hand mixer.
  2. Cover with plastic wrap or container lid, heat on high for 2-minutes in microwave. Food will cook best with turntable on while cooking in a 1200W microwave.
  3. Remove from microwave, caution food will be hot and release steam when you remove cover. Mix thoroughly with electric hand mixer. Replace cover, heat on high for an additional 2-minutes. If you have an older microwave cook for 3-minutes. Caution: Where eye protection and gloves. The diet is hot and can cause burns.  Remove from microwave, use extra caution food will be hot and release steam when you remove cover. Mix thoroughly with electric hand mixer. Immediately place in the refrigerator to cool and gel.  Keep covered to prevent food from drying out. Once the food has cooled and gelled it is ready to use. The  Food will gel and set to a soft like cheese that can then be grated for feeding silkworms.

 

Stove Top Cooking Instructions:

  1. Mix 1/2-lb.(227g) dry silkworm pre-mix food into a suitable pot containing 3-cups (710 ml) of hot water. Mix with wisp or electric hand mixer.  The  mix will be similar to cake batter.
  2. Place on stove top and bring to a boil for 5-minutes (stir continuously with a hand mixer) 
  3. Stir mixture vigorously and bring to a gentle boil. Caution: Where eye protection and gloves. The diet is hot and can cause burns.  Carefully pour food into desired container(s) or mold for storage.  Immediately place a sheet of plastic wrap or container lid over food. Allow to cool and place into refrigerator in a sealed container The Diet (Food) will firm up to a soft cheese like texture that can be grated like cheese,  to feed silkworms.

NOTE:  Cooked Mulberry Diet  can be stored under refrigeration for one month, and sealed powdered food packets can be stored for 2 years.

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Gulf Coast Silkworms | Reptile Supplies, Equipment, Cages, Feeder Habitats, Silkworm Egg Hatching Kits, Kits & Equipment for Sustainable Insect Feeder Breeding Kits, Cups and Pods: Silkworms, Hornworms, Mealworms, and flying Butterfly pet food!

 

Educational Science is a USDA-Aphis inspected containment facility and importer of silkworm eggs.

 

 

Silkworm Egg Handling / Hatching Instructions

Keep eggs in a warm dry area. Up to 1000 silkworm eggs can be hatched in the included large 150mm Petri dish. The dark purple eggs will hatch 7-14 days after shipping when maintained at 75-82F. For faster hatching, maintain the eggs in an incubator at 80-82F. After hatching maintain the eggs at room temperature. One to two days prior to hatching, the silkworm eggs will turn a light blue/gray color. Keep the eggs out of direct sunlight or heat source to prevent condensation. Condensation will cause the eggs not to hatch and will void our hatch guarantee. For best results hatch the eggs at room temperature ( 75-77F) and feed worms within 48-hrs of hatching to avoid die off. Allow all eggs to hatch before feeding Neonatal Silkworms (24-hrs after you see the first ones hatch and no longer then 48-hrs). Once all the worms have all hatched, (if you look underneath the Petri dish, you should see mostly white egg shells.) grate a small layer of mulberry food over the top of the silkworms (use the smallest grate size on a cheese grater). Grate the silkworm food right on top of the worms covering the entire surface area of the dish. To prevent mold, keep away from direct sunlight or heat source and do not over feed. Allow prior food pieces to dry, before feeding again. Allow the small neonatal silkworms to crawl up on top of the grated food. After 24-hrs, transfer the Petri dish contents including silkworms, food, and frass (waste) into the bottom of an open plastic shoe-box or flat cookie pan. Using one hand gently tap the inverted Petri dish and empty it out into the rearing container). Continue to feed the worms daily or as required using a cheese grater. For best results, DO NOT USE AN INCUBATOR AFTER THE SILkWORM EGGS HATCH.

 

Mulberry Diet (Food)  Preparation

 

1/2-lb Mulberry Diet (Food)  Microwave Cooking Instructions:

  1. Mix 3-cups (710ml)  hot tap water with  1/2-lb (227g) powdered silkworm food packet, in a suitable  microwave safe container and blend with an electric hand mixer or egg beater.
  2. Cover with plastic wrap or container lid, heat on high for 3-minutes in microwave. Food will cook best with turntable on while cooking in a 1200W microwave.
  3. Remove container  from microwave, caution food will be hot and release steam when you remove cover. Mix thoroughly with electric hand mixer. Replace cover, heat on high for an additional 2-minutes. If you have an older microwave cook for 3-minutes.
  4. Remove from microwave, use extra caution food will be hot and release steam when you remove cover. Mix thoroughly with electric hand mixer. Immediately place in the refrigerator to cool, keep covered to prevent food from drying out. Once the food has cooled it is ready to feed. Food will gel and set to a soft like cheese that can then be grated for feeding silkworms. 


1/4-lb Mulberry Diet (Food) Microwave  Cooking Instructions:

  1. Mix 1-1/2 cups (355ml) hot water with  1/4-lb (114g) powdered silkworm food packet, in a suitable microwave safe container with electric hand mixer.
  2. Cover with plastic wrap or container lid, heat on high for 2-minutes in microwave. Food will cook best with turntable on while cooking in a 1200W microwave.
  3. Remove from microwave, caution food will be hot and release steam when you remove cover. Mix thoroughly with electric hand mixer. Replace cover, heat on high for an additional 2-minutes. If you have an older microwave cook for 3-minutes. Caution: Where eye protection and gloves. The diet is hot and can cause burns.  Remove from microwave, use extra caution food will be hot and release steam when you remove cover. Mix thoroughly with electric hand mixer. Immediately place in the refrigerator to cool and gel.  Keep covered to prevent food from drying out. Once the food has cooled and gelled it is ready to use. The  Food will gel and set to a soft like cheese that can then be grated for feeding silkworms.

 

Stove Top Cooking Instructions:

  1. Mix 1/2-lb.(227g) dry silkworm pre-mix food into a suitable pot containing 3-cups (710 ml) of hot water. Mix with wisp or electric hand mixer.  The  mix will be similar to cake batter.
  2. Place on stove top and bring to a boil for 5-minutes (stir continuously with a hand mixer) 
  3. Stir mixture vigorously and bring to a gentle boil. Caution: Where eye protection and gloves. The diet is hot and can cause burns.  Carefully pour food into desired container(s) or mold for storage.  Immediately place a sheet of plastic wrap or container lid over food. Allow to cool and place into refrigerator in a sealed container The Diet (Food) will firm up to a soft cheese like texture that can be grated like cheese,  to feed silkworms.

NOTE:  Cooked Mulberry Diet  can be stored under refrigeration for one month, and sealed powdered food packets can be stored for 2 years.

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