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The process of brushing and methods are explained in this unit. 1.2 Incubation. The quality of eggs plays a vital role in silk worm rearing. The eggs are to be incubated properly which ensure maximum hatching percentage.Packages of practices for new silkworm hybrids. Incubation and brushing. Spread the eggs in one layer on a paraffin paper kept on a bamboo tray. Cover the eggs with another paraffin paper. Except rainy season, keep wet foam pads around the eggs covered by paraffin papers. Maintain the room temperature at 25-26 0CThe following points highlight the seven main steps involved in rearing process of silkworm. The steps are: 1. Disinfection 2. Brushing 3. Feeding the Larvae 4. Spacing 5. Bed Cleaning 6. Caring during Moulting 7. Mounting.5 days before brushing, 4, Cleaning and washing of appliances. 5, Sun drying of appliances. 4 days before brushing, 6, Disinfection of rearing with 0.3% slaked lime (optional. 3 days before brushing, 7, Second disinfection of rearing house and appliances. 2 days before brushing, 8, Dusting disinfectantSilkworm rearing
Silkworm hybrid
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Late age rearing
Rearing house
Rearing appliances
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Bed cleaning
Maintenance of temperature and humidity
Care during moulting
Maintenance of hygiene
Application of bed disinfectant
Mounting of ripened worms
Harvesting and sorting
Cocoon yield
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Silkworm hybrid
The improved bivoltine hybrids namely, CSR2 x CSR4 and double hybrid (Krishnaraja) are recommended under IVLP.
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