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Old 07-21-2014, 08:50 PM   #19377
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Old 07-21-2014, 11:23 PM   #19378
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Now Sarah, that just adds a little meat to the corn.

In all my life I have never seen a silkworm on corn. Must be some good farmers.
That's probably because Earlene has already shucked, cleaned and cooked it while you watched EyeWitness News.
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Wow! Beautiful place! Where is that?

Dave we are in San Diego on the Silver Strand. Love love love this place.
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Dave we are in San Diego on the Silver Strand. Love love love this place.
We are hoping to get there in December. There are some nice parks right on the bay. Have fun!
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Want to see some silkworms, check out the corn I grow.

That's why I don't grow corn anymore! Lol

Had my share of wormy corn too! Some years worse than others.

Sorry to be a party pooper, but: Those might be army worms or some other such that you find in the silks, but silkworms are entirely different.

Silkworms are white, smooth, and eat only mulberry leaves. Never found in the wild, not for centuries, their color would make them instant bird food.

Silkworms are raised indoors, presented with fresh leaves several times a day for 2-3 weeks, and then provided places to make their cocoons. Another week or 2 and they emerge to mate and die, or else they are stifled to get the whole coccoon for reeling.

I raise them almost every spring, and harvest the silk for spinning. Corn silks just don't make the cut! Neither do army worms. Ughhh!

TMI? Prolly.

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Had my share of wormy corn too! Some years worse than others.

Sorry to be a party pooper, but: Those might be army worms or some other such that you find in the silks, but silkworms are entirely different.

Silkworms are white, smooth, and eat only mulberry leaves. Never found in the wild, not for centuries, their color would make them instant bird food.

Silkworms are raised indoors, presented with fresh leaves several times a day for 2-3 weeks, and then provided places to make their cocoons. Another week or 2 and they emerge to mate and die, or else they are stifled to get the whole coccoon for reeling.

I raise them almost every spring, and harvest the silk for spinning. Corn silks just don't make the cut! Neither do army worms. Ughhh!

TMI? Prolly.

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And that goes to show you, your never to old or smart, to learn something new!

But I'm still out of the corn growing business, to many others that do it very well for me to waist my time on now a days! Got mutating to do!

Curious, how many worms does it take to produce quantities of silk that is useable? Ten, hundreds, thousands?

I find this interesting.
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And that goes to show you, your never to old or smart, to learn something new!

But I'm still out of the corn growing business, to many others that do it very well for me to waist my time on now a days! Got mutating to do!

Curious, how many worms does it take to produce quantities of silk that is useable? Ten, hundreds, thousands?

I find this interesting.
Good Morning Mutey's !!!!

Hey Tim,

The answer is obvious, it takes all of them ! ...... What else could the answer be ?

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Had my share of wormy corn too! Some years worse than others.

Sorry to be a party pooper, but: Those might be army worms or some other such that you find in the silks, but silkworms are entirely different.

Silkworms are white, smooth, and eat only mulberry leaves. Never found in the wild, not for centuries, their color would make them instant bird food.

Silkworms are raised indoors, presented with fresh leaves several times a day for 2-3 weeks, and then provided places to make their cocoons. Another week or 2 and they emerge to mate and die, or else they are stifled to get the whole coccoon for reeling.

I raise them almost every spring, and harvest the silk for spinning. Corn silks just don't make the cut! Neither do army worms. Ughhh!

TMI? Prolly.

Cheers!
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I hear you and know of what you say.
On the farm we had years when the army worms literally covered the ground and at all of our crops. Had to buy hay for cattle. Hard to get by on just milk money! It was a time when wild game was very important.

Still....some good ol days on the farm. 🐖🐓🐂
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Good Morning Mutey's !!!!

Hey Tim,

The answer is obvious, it takes all of them ! ...... What else could the answer be ?

Cheers !!!
Yes folks step right up, these mutants have answers for all questions! Lol


I regret to inform this cheerful group that Mary and I have contacted that dreaded condition known as "Purple Thumb".

Yep, sines yesterday we have shelled a full bushel of purple hull peas. We will have to hide or stained thumbs or all or friends and family will be inviting themselves over.

As Dave would say, nom- nom.
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Yes folks step right up, these mutants have answers for all questions! Lol





I regret to inform this cheerful group that Mary and I have contacted that dreaded condition known as "Purple Thumb".



Yep, sines yesterday we have shelled a full bushel of purple hull peas. We will have to hide or stained thumbs or all or friends and family will be inviting themselves over.



As Dave would say, nom- nom.

Nope you cn keep the ppppppppps,but ya should a brung me the okra..... Lol mmmmmm but Larry not....
Mary said you get Esau's corn.... Best in AR.....



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Had my share of wormy corn too! Some years worse than others.

Sorry to be a party pooper, but: Those might be army worms or some other such that you find in the silks, but silkworms are entirely different.

Silkworms are white, smooth, and eat only mulberry leaves. Never found in the wild, not for centuries, their color would make them instant bird food.

Silkworms are raised indoors, presented with fresh leaves several times a day for 2-3 weeks, and then provided places to make their cocoons. Another week or 2 and they emerge to mate and die, or else they are stifled to get the whole coccoon for reeling.

I raise them almost every spring, and harvest the silk for spinning. Corn silks just don't make the cut! Neither do army worms. Ughhh!

TMI? Prolly.

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Sorry, Sue...but I grew up on a farm in S. GA. In the south, those annoying corn worms are called "silk" worms or "ear" worms. Maybe not technically correct, but definitely a regional term. (And they don't make silk; just a mess.) http://www.ehow.com/facts_7867860_sp...rown-corn.html
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Had my share of wormy corn too! Some years worse than others.

Sorry to be a party pooper, but: Those might be army worms or some other such that you find in the silks, but silkworms are entirely different.

Silkworms are white, smooth, and eat only mulberry leaves. Never found in the wild, not for centuries, their color would make them instant bird food.

Silkworms are raised indoors, presented with fresh leaves several times a day for 2-3 weeks, and then provided places to make their cocoons. Another week or 2 and they emerge to mate and die, or else they are stifled to get the whole coccoon for reeling.

I raise them almost every spring, and harvest the silk for spinning. Corn silks just don't make the cut! Neither do army worms. Ughhh!

TMI? Prolly.

Cheers!
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There are also corn earworms that like to ness in a good ear of corn .If you don't have massive qualities you can drop a little mineral oil or other oil down the tip early on to smother them.
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corn earworm (Helicoverpa zea)

Best live bait for bass I've found. Load a treble hook with a bunch then float the "lure". Bass go wild. Fancy city slickers buy expensive bass lures ... country kids snag bass like crazy on a ten cent hook.
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And that goes to show you, your never to old or smart, to learn something new!



But I'm still out of the corn growing business, to many others that do it very well for me to waist my time on now a days! Got mutating to do!



Curious, how many worms does it take to produce quantities of silk that is useable? Ten, hundreds, thousands?



I find this interesting.

Tim --

We can get between 500 and 900 meters (about 450-850 yards) from a single cocoon. That's how many football field lengths? It takes the worm 4 days to spin all that as it makes its cocoon from the outside to the inside.

I've read that it takes about 500 cocoons to make a man's shirt and 1,000 to make a woman's cheongsam. (Long skinny sleeveless dress.)

My friend Esther's first project was a bookmark, followed months later by a scarf. I have one full bobbin of shiny white thread and several bags of cocoons to show for my time and effort. Obviously I haven't yet invested enough of either on the follow-through!

Look at ehow.com for some short videos on the process. I googled "how long is the fiber from one silk cocoon."

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PS: This is fiber-producing livestock that requires no fencing, no pasture, no barn, and very little space. I can do this!
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