Starting a silkworm colony:

PhunkeyPhish

New Member
Hi everyone,
I am planning to start a silkworm breeding colony. My plan is to have two small sterilite containers for the larvae stage as I grow them and then a third sterilite container for the pupating adults and then breeding moths. I am going to keep all these containers in one larger container. For eggs I will use a small incubator. One question I have is for the larvae and adult stages do I need some outside heating source, or would it be OK to grow them at room temperature? For some comparison, the room temperature had some horned worms grow fairly large in a week. Thanks.

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Mawtyplant

Chameleon Enthusiast
room temperature is ok but i prefer to keep my small larvea in the incubator to make them grow faster (they are weak when young;) )
 

PhunkeyPhish

New Member
What is the ideal humidity for eggs and the very young? The incubator I am looking to get has a humidity setting, as well.
 
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