|Shy ATTACUS is finally warming up to the camera.|
|KEGO tries out a delicacy - CanadaThistle!|
|Like most goats MORI loves to climb and the old post pile is ideal.|
The winner of the name descriptions is Gypsy Spinner - Congratulations Jody! I'll be sending you an issue of Wild Fibers which has a great article on Cashmere goats and some other goodies. And because everyone did their homework and the answers were so good, I drew for two runners up, who are Eternal Arts & Crafts and Chronicles of a Lazy Knitter Congratulations to you both!
Thanks to everyone who commented and participated! And know here is the "text book answers" that Master Spinners Level 3 has in its material:
MORI: Cultivated silk is from the Bombyx Mori moth, and represents 90% of the silk on the market. Sometimes called Mulberry silk because the larvae feed exclusively on the leaves of Mulberry trees.
KEGO: The Bombyx Mori hatchlings are called kego in Japanese, which translates into "hairy babies". Over the next 30 days they will eat 24 hours a day. When fully grown they spin their cocoons.
ATTACUS: Attacus is a genus classification of several types of wild silk moths. Example: Attacus Ricini is from India and Nepal and eats the Castor Oil plant. Attacus Cynthia from China eats Chinese Sumach. Attucuss Walkeri is raised in North America and is not a finicky eater. It consumes Chinese Sumach, Wild Cherry, Sycamore, Lilac and other tree leaves.