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Silkworm Food

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Our silkworm food aka silkworm chow comes in both powder bags of 1/2 lb or 10 lb and pre-made 1lb cups.

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1 LB Pre-Made Silkworm Food
$8.98
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1/2 LB Powdered Silkworm Food
$10.95
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10 LB Bulk Bag Powdered Mulberry Food

Regular Price: $119.98

Special Price $109.98

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Silkworm food is sold in powdered and pre-made form. The mulberry based food is one of only two food sources you can feed silkworms. Our food is as close to fresh mulberry leaves you can get. Silkworms have very specific food requirements and will only eat fresh mulberry leaves or our food. This comes in a dry, ready to make mix (just add water). Our food will allow you to keep silkworm's year around to feed your treasured pets. The food contains everything a silkworm needs to sustain life and go through its life cycle.

Powdered mulberry food is a "just add water" mix that can be cooked up in the microwave in 5 minutes, available in ½lb and 10lb bags. All dry food comes with detailed cooking instructions. Once the silkworm food is ready to feed, a thin layer of Silkworm food is grated over the top of the worms. The silkworms will immediately crawl to the top and chow down on the food. Food will stay fresh for a month in the refrigerator after cooking up. See care products for our silkworm food graders.

Pre-made mulberry food ships ready to feed in a 16oz cup or 1lb by weight. The food is ready to use out of the box and should be stored in the refrigerator. The food should be grated over the silkworms with our silkworm food grater available under care products.

1/2 lb dry food will make 2 lbs of wet food. You will need 1-2lbs of powdered food per 1000 small silkworms to grow them to cocoon.

1/2lb Cooking Instructions-

  1. Mix 3 cups hot water into one 1/2 lb powdered silkworm food packet, in a microwave safe container with electric hand mixer.
  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 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 min.
  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 firm and set to a soft like cheese that can then be grated for feeding silkworms.

1/4lb Cooking Instructions-

  1. Mix 1 1/2 cups hot water into one 1/4 lb powdered silkworm food packet, in a 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 min.
  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 firm and set to a soft like cheese that can then be grated for feeding silkworms.

Stove Top Cooking-

  1. Mix 1/2 lb. dry silkworm food into a pot containing 3 cups of hot water. Mix with wisp or electric hand mixer, mix will be similar to cake batter.
  2. Place on stove top and bring to a boil for 5 minutes (stir continuously using a double boiler is best). 
  3. Stir mixture vigorously; at this point it will be boiling hot and in a liquid state. Use caution mix is very hot and will burn. Pour food into desired container for storage.
  4. Immediately place a sheet of plastic wrap or container lid over food. Allow to cool and place into refrigerator.
  5.  Food will firm up to a soft cheese like texture that can be grated out to feed silkworms.

Cooked food can be stored under refrigeration for one month, and sealed powdered food packets can be stored for 2 year.

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