Silk-Culture Directory and Silk-Caterpillars Disorders

Silk-Culture Directory and Silk-Caterpillars Disorders

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...and 'changing' are also errors to be avoided. Inattension of mice, poultry, winged insects, cats, is also faulty--if ants invade the 'Swingers', they can be stopped by putting some 'raw-cotton' around and at the top of the lines of the Swingers. When the shrubs are situated too crowdy it is also against the larvae, which in this case cannot be supplied with air and will be suffocated in a short time. / Long before the Caterpillars have reached this stage of their life Silk-growers must have prepared the dry brush-wood, turnipstalks, heath or hay, etc., etc. Now four or live days before the Caterpillars are ripe., any of the above brush must commence to be arranged on the shelves. This is done as follows: After the fine stems of some of the shrubbery have been cleared of all leaves, seeds, tops, etc., they are placed on the spaces now left between each straw paper, and so the first ripe Caterpillars, which would like to wander fron the paper in seareh of a nook for spinning, find a ready suitable place and there they build their silken house--fastening on some of the little twigs and stems, a web-like--net which they make gradually smaller, long-shaped, round and thicker, until when they have enveloped themselves in their silken shrouds, usually called cocoons. On the above fine stems of brush-wood others are added with rare, and v the number of ripe Caterpillars increases small bim.hp a H"d with SH RUB' 'NG. the inferior part on the shelf and the superior one, opened like a fan, laying on the sheif above as in this cut: If neither the brushwood nor heath, etc., is on hand, shrubbyplants of any kind will suit, provided that they are well dry branchy without leaves, thorns or little twigs, apt to mix up with the outside web (floss silk), and...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236628128
  • 9781236628121