Submitted by: Y. Romabai Devi
Post cocoon Processing
The method of obtaining silk thread from cocoon is known as Post-Cocoon Processing .This includes Stifling and Reeling.
1.Stifling. The process of killing the cocoons is termed as stifling. Good size cocoons of 8 to10 days old are selected for further processing and dropped into hot water for more than 10 mins .During this period they are continuously stirred with a rod. Due to this,their outer portion is loosened and removed in the form of long tapes and the end of the continous filament is found.