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Giving revamped silkworm silk a metallic bath may make the strands both strong and stiff, scientists report October 6 in Matter.A metal ion bath may make fibers stronger than spider silk|Meghan Rosen|October 6, 2022|Science News
Every kit contained some scientific goody, such as a fingerprinting kit, flexible magnet or silkworm cocoon — including some Things of Science products that definitely wouldn’t fly today, like asbestos-containing fabrics.
Thanks to the Silk Road, the contribution of silkworms to the history of global trade is more widely appreciated.
Silkworms have been doing their thing for more than 300 million years.
In The Silkworm, Rowling deploys this knack with an almost perfect touch.
The Silkworm brings back Cormoran Strike (yes, Potterish names still abound).
The caterpillar produces silk, though it is not equal to that of the better known silkworm.In the Wilds of Florida|W.H.G. Kingston
The Mussel which makes such long anchor-threads might be called "the silkworm of the sea."On the Seashore|R. Cadwallader Smith
The Silkworm is about eight weeks in arriving at maturity, during which period it changes its skin four or five times.
At a certain period of its existence the silkworm gives off a secretion of jelly-like substance.Textiles|William H. Dooley
Malpighi has observed that a silkworm often eats in a day mulberry leaves equal to its own weight.The Insect World|Louis Figuier