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Sericulture: Setting up the spinning boards for the cocoons

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CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham
Title: Sericulture: Setting up the spinning boards for the cocoons
Author(s): Shou, Lou
Photographer: Basham, Arthur Llewellyn
Keywords: China
daily life
diagrams & drawings
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Description: Rice straw is stripped of its external covering, cut into lengths of three feet, bound into bundles which are placed on the shelves. About a week after the final sleep the larvae develop a sheen on the first three segments which is a sign that they are ready for the cocoon stage. Now they are placed on the spinning shelves allowing ample space between each.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/207991
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-4908

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