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Footnote – 1926: Woman Hatches Silkworm Eggs on Person in Experiment

(This article originally appeared on page 5 of the June 5, 1926 publication of The Los Angeles Times and is reprinted word-for-word below.)

Woman Hatches Silkworm Eggs on Person in Experiment

[BY A. P. NIGHT WIRE]

TACOMA (Wash.) June 4.

Mrs. Rose Castiglione is endeavoring to establish sericulture on Puget Sound. She obtained 3000 silk worm eggs from Italy. To incubate them she wrapped them carefully, placed them next to her body and let the heat hatch them. She has put them on a mulberry leaf diet and expects to know soon whether silk can be grown profitably in this climate.

Rose Castiglione incubated silkworms with the heat from her body.
Rose Castiglione incubated silkworms with the heat from her body.
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