The diagrams below show the life cycle of the silkworm and the stages in the production of silk cloth.
The figures illustrate the stages in the life of a silkworm and the process of producing silk cloth.
There are four main stages in the life cycle of the silkworm, from eggs to adult moth. The process of silk cloth production involves six steps, from silkworm cocoon to silk material.
Interestingly in 10 days eggs of the adult moth convert to lava which depends on mulberry leaf as their main food. In terms of the duration of transformation from lava to silk thread for certain takes the longest time compare to all other stages. Then in 3-8 days cocoons result from larva which is the most pivotal product of this biological process for the foreseeing project of silk material.
The silk material production process commence with boiling the selected eggs in the hot water then follows a drying procedure. The end result indeed we name as ”Thread” is undergoing a dyeing procedure in any colour, in order to weave to get a silk material.
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