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Re: Silkworms: What are the pros and cons?

Postby ChiefsDaddy » Wed Jul 04, 2012 4:50 pm

The silkworm is easily the best possible insect to feed your reptiles.  It contains more Protein than any other.  It is also high in Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, and B Vitamins.  It is high in moisture to keep your reptile properly hydrated.  Most importantly, Silkworms produce the natural enzyme Serrapeptase.  Serrapeptase is a natural Anti-Inflammatory, and can help to strengthen bones by making calcium absorption more efficient.  It also cleanses the blood and the liver, which could help to combat Fatty Liver Disease and Adenovirus.

SILKWORMS have the lowest fat and phosphorous content with the highest protein content, out of the five most popular live feeders (Silkworms, Mealworms, Waxworms, Butterworms and Crickets).

Silkworms contain an enzyme called Serrapeptase which has many beneficial properties:  it is an excellent anti-inflammatory and pain reliever, it aids calcium absorption, and it also fights arterial plaque!! (cleanses the blood and the liver, which could help combat Fatty Liver Disease and Adenovirus).

One or two Silkworms twice a week will give your Exotic Pet a very nutritious and balanced meal.

You just can't beat the low-fat content & nutritional value of a silk worm.

Silkworm live feeders: The Worm Lady silkworms are grown in our facility from eggs, using the only correct nutritional diet, for optimal nutritional values and healthiest live feeder insects, or brought in from a reputable supplier when we are not able to keep up to demand.  Silkworms actually provide the best all around nutritional value for your exotics. 

"silkworms are naturally one of the healthiest insects to feed your pet"

Silkworm

Silkworm

 You just can't beat the low-fat content & nutritional value of the silk worm insects.  Once thought to be delicate and hard to care for, silkworms are actually quite hardy needing only a dry environment and a small amount of silkie food daily (mulberry leaf chow - which can be kept in the fridge for up to a month).

Silkworms are a high source of Calcium, Protein, Iron, Magnesium, Sodium, and Vitamins B1, B2, and B3.

Because of their high calcium content, silkworms are especially great  for gravid females since they help ensure strong and healthy eggs/offspring. Finally, since silkworms are soft bodied live feeders, there is no worry of impaction in small or young exotics.  Silkworms only eat mulberry leaf chow, or fresh mulberry leaves when, and if, available.

Considering their excellent nutritional value, high protein, iron and magnesium levels, low fat content, and ease of keeping, silkworms are now building a strong demand and should be a part of every exotic’s regular diet of live feeder insects for a balanced diet.

 

SILKWORMS 

SMALL - $0.68 ea.  /  MEDIUM - $0.78 ea.  /  LARGE - $0.88 ea.  /  X LARGE - $0.98 ea.

The Small silkworms are between 3/8" and 3/4" in length.
2nd instar: Small, 9-19 mm (3/8" - 3/4") 12-16 day life-span

Medium silkworms are between 3/4" and 1 1/4" in length.
3rd instar: Medium, 19-31 mm (3/4" - 1.1/4") 9-13 day life-span

Large silkworms are between 1.1/4" and 1 7/8" in length.
4th instar: Large, 31- 44 mm (1.1/4" - 1.7/8") - 6-10 day life-span

X Large silkworms are between 1 7/8" and 2 1/2" in length.
5th instar: X Large, 44-64 mm (1.7/8" - 2.1/2") - 3-7 day life-span

Prepared SILKWORM CHOW (Green Mulberry chow – keeps for 4-5 weeks in the fridge)
2 oz - $7.45  /  4 oz - $11.85  /  8 oz - $21.50  /  16 oz - $38.50

Uncooked Mulberry Chow Powder - $51.95 / lb (16 oz) - makes 4 lbs Cooked Chow (64 oz)


SILKWORM - Live Feeder Nutritional Comparison Chart

The above chart clearly demonstrates the importance of VARIETY in your pet's weekly diet .

Silkworms have the lowest fat, balanced Calcium Phosphorous ratio, and the highest protein.  These 5 live insects, along with appropriate plant matter, can play a big part in creating a properly balanced diet for your exotic pets.

24 Silkworms in the 32oz Feed Pod with Mulberry Chow

 "...they're naturally the healthiest insect you can get." Anole expert, A. Lanolis

Proper Handling Procedures 

Again, in order for your worms to stay healthy for many weeks, you'll need to keep the silkworms as dry as possible. If condensation builds up during feeding, vent the container lid to prevent excess humidity.

Be sure to wash your hands thoroughly before handling the worms or their food. Silkworms can be susceptible to bacteria if you don't properly handle them. As long as the container environment remains dry, your worms will be fine.

Mold develops from high temperatures and high humidity. If the worms are covered with droppings, silk and old food for too long, mold may develop and kill the worms. If mold does develop, grate about 1/4 inch of food all over the worms with a cheese grater. As the worms crawl to the top of the new food pile you can transfer them off the moldy food and place them into a new container. 

Silkworms are susceptible to bruising and dying if not handled with care, especially as they grow larger.
When handling and transferring the worms, be very gentle. 

Silkworms are the larva of a moth (Bombyx mori) native to Asia that spins a cocoon of fine, strong, lustrous fiber that is the source of commercial silk. The culture of silkworms is called sericulture. The various species raised today are distinguished by the quality of the silk they produce. Silkworms feed on the leaves of the mulberries (genus Morus) and sometimes on the Osage orange (Maclura pomifera). 
Bombyx Mori will not bite, making it an ideal worm for feeding most reptiles, amphibians and other animals. And they offer great nutritional value as a live feeder.

Newborns are small enough for most baby reptiles to eat and young silkworms can even be fed so they will grow to a desired size. Silkworms are soft-bodied, slow moving and can grow to 3 inches in length. They are also relatively fast growing, reaching about 3 inches in length and ready to cocoon in as little as 25 - 28 days.

silkworm and cocoonSilkworm and Cocoon

Silkworms go through four stages of development, as do most insects: egg, larva, pupa and adult. Click here to see a life cycle chart. The adult (imago) stage is the silkworm moth. The larva is the caterpillar (not really a "worm" at all). The pupa is what the silkworm changes into after spinning its cocoon before emerging as a moth. Since the silkworm grows so much, it must shed its skin four times while it is growing. These stages-within-a-stage are called instars.


Today, the silkworm moth lives only in captivity. Silkworms have been domesticated so that they can no longer survive independently in nature, particularly since they have lost the ability to fly. All wild populations are extinct. Also contributing to their extinction is 

the extraordinary fact that they only eat mulberry leaves. 

Silkworms have been used by researchers to study pheromones or sexual attractant substances. The pheromones are released by female moths and the males detect the chemicals with olfactory hairs on their antennae. This allows the male to find the female for mating. The male antennae are made of many small hairs to increase the chances of picking up small amounts of the pheromones over long distances. 


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 Medical discovery on benefits of Silkworm Enzyme 'Serrapeptase' (courtesy of www.Serrapeptase.info)

Silk Worm Enzymes For Carotid Artery Blockage

I informed you some years ago that Serrapeptase is apparently active  in the cleaning of coronary arteries from occluding layers.  The results are so spectacular that even Tom Valentine reported on this progress in the US (DC) press after speaking to several parties here.
I have also found Serrapeptase to be an extraordinary substance for safety, removing fibrous blockages from coronary arteries, particularly the carotid arteries found in the neck, which supply blood to the brain.  Serrapeptase is a natural enzyme produced by serratia bacteria living in silkworms.  Once the silkworm has completed its transformation into a moth, it uses this substance to 'melt' a hole in its cocoon, so that it can escape.
The astonishing fact is that, unlike other biological enzymes, Serrapeptase affects only non-living tissue, like the silk cocoon.  This is the reason the butterfly is not harmed.
For our health purposes, Serrapeptase dissolves only dead tissues such as the old fibrous layers that clog the lining of our arteries and dangerously restrict the flow of blood and oxygen to the brain.  Because of this, Serrapeptase is extremely useful in keeping arterial deposits from building up again after angioplasty (a balloon technique to clear an artery blockage) or coronary bypass surgery has been performed.
Very often, surgeons are reluctant or unable to open partially closed carotid arteries using laser surgery.  They fear that resulting debris could be pushed into smaller connecting arteries and result in a stroke and possibly death.  In cases of severe arterial narrowing, I have used Serrapeptase with excellent, even life-saving results.  Many of my patients have shown significantly improved blood flow through their previously constricted arteries, as confirmed by ultrasound examination."
 
Dr. H. A. Nieper
Head, Dept of Medicine
Paracelcus Klink am Sibersee Oertzeweg 24
38051 Langenhagen, Germany
 
Article by: Dr. H. A. Nieper
  • Bombyx mori.  The silkworm is the larva or caterpillar of the domesticated silkmoth, Bombyx mori. It is an economically important insect, being a primary producer of silk. It is entirely dependent on humans for its reproduction and does not occur naturally in the wild.  Wikipedia
  • Paired Silkmoths

    Paired Silkmoths or Bombyx Mandarina. 

     < Paired Silkmoths: Male above and female below. 

    The domesticated silkworm, no longer found in the wild, has increased in size and growth rate and efficiency of its digestion.  It has also gained tolerance to human presence and handling and living in crowded conditions.  

    The silkworm has grown in popularity with pet owners due to its high-protein and low-fat, and balanced calcium to phosphorus ratio nutritional benefits.

    Silkworms (5th instar) chowing on mulblrerry leaves
    5th instar mature Silkworms eating mullberry leaves

    Re: Silkworms: What are the pros and cons?

    Unread postby ChiefsDaddy » Wed Jul 04, 2012 4:50 pm

    The silkworm is easily the best possible insect to feed your reptiles. It contains more Protein than any other.  It is also high in Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, and B Vitamins.  It is high in moisture to keep your reptile properly hydrated.  Most importantly, Silkworms produce the natural enzyme Serrapeptase.  Serrapeptase is a natural Anti-Inflammatory, and can help to strengthen bones by making calcium absorption more efficient.  It also cleanses the blood and the liver, which could help to combat Fatty Liver Disease and Adenovirus.

    You can see some more nutrition info on my website:
     http://www.wurmznstuff.com/nutrition.html

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