Silk Production Process

The Rearing of Eri Silk Worms


Rearing house

  • Eri silkworms are reared indoor.
  • The plinth area 10 m x 5 m size rearing house having tin or thatch roofing with 1.5 m varandah all around is ideal for accommodating 100 dfls for commercial silkworm rearing per crop.
  • Late stage Rear maximum 300 nos. of 5th instar worms per 3 ft x 3 ft diameter tray.
  • Rearing house should be well ventilated and fly proof.


Rearing appliances

Power sprayer, rearing stands, rearing trays, newsprint papers, nylon nets, basket for keeping leaves, gunny bags, cocooning mountage, Small plates for ant wells

Recurring Materials

Castor Leaves

  • Disinfection before and after each rearing is considered the key for a successful cocoon harvest with Lime and disinfectant solution
  • Bleach & very little water for ant wells


Rearing can be done throughout the year. However, March-April May June July and -October November, December are the best seasons for eri rearing.

Silk Puppae Processing

Silk products

Eri silks thermal properties, soft texture, breath ability, temperature regulating qualities ability and its ability to blend with other natural fibers makes it a perfect fabric for luxury mattress, mattress covers, quilts,duvets.