Antibiotics in the Laboratory-Rearing of Cecropia Silkworms

Science  22 Sep 1967:
Vol. 157, Issue 3795, pp. 1451-1452
DOI: 10.1126/science.157.3795.1451


A mixture of aureomycin and kanamycin prevents a fatal intestinal infection that usually occurs in all cecropia silkworms reared in the laboratory. Thus, for the first time, laboratory experimentation with these larvae and with those of other wild silkworms is practical.