. Boiling the cocoons to obtain silk fibres is known as


Boiling the cocoons to obtain silk fibres is known as

(a) shearing.

(b) rearing.

(c) reeling.

(d) incubation.

 

 

Best Answer

Ans. (c)

Explanation- Reeling is the process of separating thread from the cocoon for using it as silk. In this process, the cocoons are boiled to kill the insects. The boiled water dissolves the sticky substance which holds the cocoon filaments in place. After heating, the filaments from four to eight cocoons are joined and twisted to form thread. The thread is wound on a reel.Reeling is also done in special machines which unwind the fibres of the silk from the cocoon.

 

 

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