Zagarolo (RM)

Tecnoseta takes care of and operationally manages its own silkworm farms, of the Bombyx Mori breed, specialized in the production of high quality and 100% made in Italy silk cocoons.

The farms are carried out in linked cycles so as to guarantee animal welfare and divide the workload, covering the entire sericulture season (May-September).

Foto dai forti toni chiaroscurali, di un baco da seta mentre mangia la foglia di gelso




The duration of a silkworm season is between May and September-October, as it is linked to:



The biological cycle of the silkworm lasts approximately 7 weeks.

The incubation of the seed-worms, necessary to encourage homogeneous hatching, requires 10 days.
The larval stage lasts approximately 28 days. The cocoon is completed in 3-4 days, while the transformation into a chrysalis requires a further 3 days.

Emergence occurs 12-15 days after afforestation: the moth emerges from the cocoon by piercing it, mates immediately and, after a few hours, lays its eggs. Not being equipped with an oral apparatus, it weakens immediately after oviposition and dies in 5-6 days.



larval ages

Silkworms have discontinuous development, divided into specific periods of active growth, during which the larvae feed on mulberry leaves, and specific periods of stasis (molting), essential for the renewal of surface tissues and growth. corporeal.


25 °C

vital temperature

Compliance with precise environmental parameters is fundamental for sericulture, because it determines the success of the breeding. Oscillations above or below the optimal temperature of ± 25 °C can affect the percentage of hatching of the seed-worms, the homogeneity of larval development and the production of silk.


Sustainable Development

The silkworm can represent an important resource for the agricultural and artisan world. In fact, the silkworm has needs that coincide with those of eco-compatible agriculture, and offers a concrete opportunity for integrating agricultural income.
CNR - IBIMET (2011)

Castle breeding

The breeding of silkworms is carried out on specific aluminum racks, designed to facilitate the work because they are light, disinfectable, easily transportable and stackable.

The castle is a methodology that is very efficient because it allows you to:

To learn good silkworm breeding practices and to learn how to extract silk thread from cocoons, follow our

Professional training courses


For 1 ha of mulberry grove the following are produced:


120 - 150 q


20 - 25


600 - 750 Kg


120 - 150 Kg


The study of all phases of the silk supply chain - mulberry cultivation, sericulture, burr reeling and silk thread production -
is fundamental for the recovery, valorisation and relaunch of a typically Italian technical-scientific and cultural heritage.


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