1. Mulberry - Bobyx Mori L:
Bobbyx Mori L is reared in different parts of
East Khasi hills District. Being an indoor variety the worm is
successfully cultivated in varied climatic zones of the district. It feeds
on the mulberry plants which are found to be growing well in the climatic
conditions of different parts of the district.
2. Muga - Antheraea
very recently introduced in the district. It is an outdoor worm. On a
trial basis, farmers of Pynursla CD Block have cultivated this worm
variety in the beginning of 2003. The results are encouraging. The warm
climate of this CD Block, favours the growth of Sam and Saulu
plants, which acts as fodders for the worms.
(Local Name- Niang Muka)
Variety of Fodders
1. Mulberry: Feed on Mulbery plants (Morus alba L),
Other common mulberry plants are-Ishino,
S 1365 (6 to 9 are high
2. Muga -
Feed on Sam and saulu plants:
Machilus bombicina King,
polyantha A. Juss, Litsaea citrata Roxy,
Litsaea salifilia Roxy.