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A teacher in Pennsylvania, USA provides information for teachers and students
    http://www.thewildones.org/Curric/silkworm.html

Rural craft cooperatives in Thailand and Cambodia  have excellent reference pages on silkworms, complete with lots of pictures, including pictures of mulberry leaves and all phases of silk raising.    For example:
    http://www.cambodia.org/clubs/khemara/cover.htm
  
Lots of information about silk and silkworms and other silk-producing insects
     http://www.wormspit.com/

Silkworm-raising information in Spanish
     http://insected.arizona.edu/espanol/sedainfo.htm
     http://www.gusanosdeseda.com.ar/paginas/sericultura.asp

Artificial silkworm food and eggs can be ordered from http://www.mulberryfarms.com in reasonable quantities.  It comes as a powder to which you add water.  It works well with certain varieties of silkworm - but they will get bigger faster if they eat leaves.

Silkworm eggs, books and other equipment are available from various sources.

Everything you ever wanted to know about mulberry trees can be found at
    http://newcrop.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/duke_energy/Morus_alba.html

Learn about silk farming in China, the life cycle of the silkworm, and other facets of the silk industry
     http://factsanddetails.com/china.php?itemid=342&catid=9&subcatid=63

Buy live silkworms and other insects from Canada
      http://www.silkworms.ca
     http://www.CanadianFeeders.com

Buy live silkworms, silkworm eggs, mulberry leaves, and artificial food from
     www.silkwormeggs.net
     www.ladysilkworm.com  (they also sell silkworm chow to make colored silkworms and colored silk)

Mulberry tree information
     http://www.aurorasilk.com/tutorials_articles_faqs/silkworms/article_mulberry_trees.html

A third-grade class at Alvarado Elementary school in Union City, California has taken many wonderful pictures of silkworms growing in their classroom.
    http://www.suekayton.com/silkworms/lifecycle.htm

Fun information for kids about common insects found in your yard or playground
     https://www.playgroundequipment.com/learning-about-insects-on-the-playground/

Lao Sericulture Company, a small village-run silk products company in Laos.  
    http://www.mulberries.org

Details on silk and silkworms, including scientific data
http://edoc.hu-berlin.de/dissertationen/kusnaman-djeimy-2004-07-29/HTML/chapter2.html

Buy worms, food, and cocoons containing live silkworm pupas from
  http://www.silkwormshop.com

For scientific researchers looking for specific subvarieties of silkworms
  www.gene.affrc.go.jp/animal/index_e.html

General information on butterflies can be found at     
    http://snapper.bio.umass.edu/kunkel/Moths/strecker_silk.html

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