Ms. Stinson's Class
Ms. Stinson saved eggs from her moths from the previous year. She kept them in the refrigerator. They were gray. Two weeks after she took them out of the refrigerator, they hatched. After the weekend of April 5th, we found many little black things. They were small and black. We fed them mulberry leaves. They grew and turned white. As they grow, they shed their skins. We now have our own silkworms on our desks. We feed them one or two leaves a day. They are going to spin a silk cocoon in a few more weeks. They come out as a white/grey moth. They lay eggs and then they die. That is their life cycle.
Likes to eat mulberry leaves
Kind of animal
Walk with sticky feet
Once a tiny egg
Moths end their life cycle
Silk worms are good for a pet
The important thing about silkworms is that they spin silk.
They are soft, little, nice, and gentle.
They are good friends and interesting.
They eat a lot.
They have lots of babies
They live in mulberry trees.
They eat mulberry leaves.
But the important thing about silkworms is that they spin silk.
Far left: unhatched eggs Right: recently hatched silkworm