You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The diagrams below show the life cycle of the silkworm and the stages in the production of silk cloth.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
Write at least 150 words.
Crucial stages involved in the life cycle of a silk worm and steps involved in the production of silk cloth are portrayed in the given charts.
Overall, it is clear that silk worms have a unique life cycle and the silk cloth production is systematic.
Turning to the life cycle, at first, adult female moths lay eggs on the surface of mulberry leaves at specific time and these eggs hatch in a period of 10 days. Silk worm larvae emerge out of the eggs and feed on the mulberry leaves. In a period of 4 to 6 weeks, they start encapsulating themselves with the silk thread they produce. The process completes in 3-8 days when each larva becomes a ‘cocoon’. After staying inside the cocoon for about 16 days, the larva transforms itself to a moth, breaks the cocoon, flies out and the cycle continues.
Turning to the silk cloth production, superior quality cocoons are selected and boiled to unwind the silk thread. Each thread is of 300 to 900 meters long, and threads are dyed with desired colours either after twisting or weaving.
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