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I want to know why silkworms eat mulberry and what's present in mulberry that is not present in other leaves?
Question Date: 2006-05-31
Answer 1:

It is true that silkworms only like to eat mulberry leaves; silkworms probably need the compounds in there in order to grow up and be alive. The mulberry leaves content is rich in protein, and maybe this is what the silkworms like.

The leaves content varies according to the season, but in general they are made of:Crude Protein, True protein, Neutral detergent fiber, and several Amino acids (Lysine, Methionine, Phenylalanine, Leucine, Isoleucine, Threonine, Histidine, Valine, Arginine, Asparanin, and more).

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