Silkworm Farmer, China
Silkworms eat mulberry leaves, but obtaining leaves in the late fall and winter months is nearly impossible, as the trees are deciduous. As an alternative, with every order of silkworm eggs you will be sent a half-pound of dry silkworm chow. Preparation requires hot tap water and a heat-source such as a microwave oven or stovetop. Water is mixed with the dry powder and then brought to a boil. The resulting mixture is poured onto a sheet of cling wrap, cooled, wrapped, and stored in the refrigerator. When firm, the silkworm chow can be sliced and fed to the hungry larvae.