Michigan, United States – Kraig Biocraft Laboratories Incorporation, the leading developer of spider silk based fibers, announced it has completed the planting of the first 2,000 mulberry trees at its Texas location. This facility and these trees will be used to supply the Company’s US recombinant spider silk operations with fresh mulberry leaves. The Company expects to begin harvesting these leaves in the 3rd or 4th quarter of this year.
“We’ve invested a tremendous amount of effort over the last thirty days preparing the new Texas facility and planting these first 2,000 trees,” said COO Jon Rice. “Those long days and a handful of fire ant bites have rewarded us, with what we expect, will be the capacity to support all of our US silk production without the need of expensive artificial diet. We’re looking forward to our first harvest this fall.”
The Company is now in the process of assessing its needs for additional mulberry trees and will make a decision regarding additional plantings later this year.
Source: Kraig Biocraft Laboratories