News tagged with cocoons

Reeling in a wild silk harvest

( -- A new way of treating wild silkmoth cocoons could see new silk industries springing up wherever wild silk is found in Africa and South America, as well as silk?s Asian heartland.

dateMay 17, 2011 in Materials Science
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Bees that nest in petals

A rare species of solitary bees found in the Middle East, Osima avoseta, constructs its nests from petals, creating chambers of pink, yellow, blue, and purple for its larvae. The colorful nests moist, secure chambers for ...

dateMay 04, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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