What is produced from the cocoons?
Silk. Silk, obtained from the cocoon of the silk moth Bombyx mori, is the only natural filament fiber. It is composed of the protein ‘fibroin’.
Where did the original Thai silk come from?
Thai silk is produced from the cocoons of Thai silkworms. Thai weavers, mainly from the Khorat Plateau in the northeast region of Thailand, raise the caterpillars on a steady diet of mulberry leaves. Khorat is the center of the silk industry in Thailand and a steady supplier of rose Thai silk for many generations.
How raw silk is produced?
Sericulture, the production of raw silk by means of raising caterpillars (larvae), particularly those of the domesticated silkworm (Bombyx mori). The production of silk generally involves two processes: Care of the silkworm from the egg stage through completion of the cocoon.
Is cocoon made of protein?
Silk cocoons are composed of fiber proteins (fibroins) and adhesive glue proteins (sericins), which provide a physical barrier to protect the inside pupa. Moreover, other proteins were identified in the cocoon silk, many of which are immune related proteins.