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Too much sausage, not enough casing.



After five days, the silkworms have grown SO much! Their heads are the same size as they were before, but now the heads look tiny on their thick bodies. The bodies look like they’re over-stuffed – like too much sausage stuffed into not enough casing.



At this scale, the head is about the same size as the other one. See how much it’s grown?



This one looks like it’s getting ready to shed its skin. This process involves a day of rest, followed by shedding the face mask and the full skin for a larger, looser one.

Originally published at WormSpit. You can comment here or there.


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Mar. 26th, 2016 11:40 am (UTC)
They look like they are wearing those puffy winter jackets that everyone has up here!
Mar. 27th, 2016 01:21 am (UTC)
Wow, you've been blogging again, and I'm only discovering this now because I've been away from LJ too long...

And wow, you have achieved such macros of first instars! *speechless*

We are not ready for silkworms here yet, but I'm already keeping an eye on the mulberry trees.
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