Cambodian Silk Farm


The silk farm used all these little huts to house the worms. I thought because they were poor, but nope. The huts are on stilts and the legs are sitting in an inch of water. This keeps the ants out of the huts. Interesting. The worms eat these leaves for about 5 or 9 days, I forget. Then they build a cocoon, which is actually where the silk comes from. The cocoon they spin is made of silk.
This was our English speaking tour guide. Once they are in the cocoon, they sit in the sun for a few days or a week or something. Then the silk is pulled from the cocoons and spun around the wheel. Finally, and I'm not exactly sure how this happens, silk is made. Here they are making a bed spread or something.