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Synonyms for cocoon

Words related to cocoon

silky envelope spun by the larvae of many insects to protect pupas and by spiders to protect eggs

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retreat as if into a cocoon, as from an unfriendly environment

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wrap in or as if in a cocoon, as for protection

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The gregarious species of the genus Meteorus usually build their cocoons away from the host body, hanging it by a long silk thread reducing the risk of attack by predators that crawl over the vegetation, such as ants (Zitani and Shaw, 2002).
A similar experimental approach was used to compare the viability of Eisenia fetida and Dendrobaena veneta cocoons to low temperature.
The structures closely resembled fossilized insect cocoons, and were most similar in size and shape to the cocoons of some species of modern wasp.
the quality of the mulberry leaves has a direct bearing on the normal growth of the larvae and the quality of the cocoon [1,8,15].
It went on to say that "the superiority of coffee stored in hermetic Cocoons became very noticeable.
Many caterpillars create silk tentlike cocoons to keep predators like wasps from stinging them or from laying eggs inside their bodies.
The story goes she found silkworms eating mulberry leaves and spinning cocoons.
Although we observe mother care of cocoons and spiderlings in several theraphosids, including Grammostola mollicoma (Ausserer 1875), spiderling emergence remains obscure.
Cuba has begun raising silkworms for the production and sale of silk, cocoons and other derivatives, reports ACN (July 25, 2008).
We love the cocoon torchiere (yes, they're real silkworm cocoons), and just about everything else in Uptown Downtown, 711 S.
I saw the entire process of silk production from the silkworm and the mulberry leaves to how the cocoons were hand sorted on a conveyer belt into either single or double cocoons.
These cocoons are relatively new and he took to it straight away.
What's it all abouta:The 1985 Hollywood blockbuster tells the story of retirement home residents who stumble across a pool full of alien cocoons.
Consumers are emerging from their self-involved, self-centered cocoons to reconnect with the outside world," said Pam Danziger, president of Unity Marketing.
Silk worm cocoons will grow in certain trees like cashew nut, mahogany, kedondong and sirsak trees.