Photographer Frank Cappello captured these incredible close up shots of silkworms eating mulberry leaves.
Silkworms start eating the moment that they hatch as tiny little black newborns.
Initially they are too small and weak to crawl around from one leaf to the next, so they must be picked up by a human and carried to a new leaf twice a day.
After about 5 days they begin to crawl around by themselves just eating, eating, and doing some more eating.
After about a month of gorging themselves on mulberry leaves, the silkworm will begin to cocoon.
They make the cocoon by spitting out thin strands of saliva from their mouths that hardens into silk.