Q. 124.0( 4 Votes )

State whether the following statements are True or False. If false, correct them.

(a) Silkworms are caterpillars of silk moth.

(b) In India, camels and goats are generally reared for obtaining wool.

(c) The rearing of silkworms for obtaining silk is called silviculture.

(d) In the process of obtaining wool from fleece, sorting is done after scouring.

(e) Yak hair are not used to make woollen fabric.

Answer :

(a) True

Silk moth is an insect which is responsible for yielding silk fibre. Silk moths lay eggs, from which larvae come out. These are called as caterpillars or silkworms. Thus we can say that silkworms are the caterpillars of silk moth.


(b) False


Wool fibre is obtained from varieties of animals such as sheep, yak, goats and camel. But in India generally sheep are reared for obtaining wool. Goat rearing for wool is also practices in India on a smaller scale but camel rearing for wool is very rare.


(c) False


Humans rear silkworms for obtaining silk. This practice of silkworms for obtaining silk is called “sericulture” and not silviculture. Silkworms spin the “silk fibres”. These fibres are then used for weaving silk clothes.


(d) True


Scouring is process of cleaning the removed hairs by washing into tanks for removing grease and dirt. After scouring, sorting is done which involves the separation of hairs of different textures.


(e) False


Wool fibres can be obtained from varieties of animals such as sheep, yak, goat and camels. Thus yak hairs can also be used to make woollen fabric. Thus the above statement is false.


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