Antibiotics in the laboratory-rearing of cecropia silkworms.

@article{Riddiford1967AntibioticsIT,
  title={Antibiotics in the laboratory-rearing of cecropia silkworms.},
  author={Lynn M Riddiford},
  journal={Science},
  year={1967},
  volume={157 3795},
  pages={1451-2}
}
A mixture of aureomycin and kanamycin prevents a fatal intestinal infection that usually occurs in all cecropia silkworms reared in the laboratory. Thus, for the first time, laboratory experimentation with these larvae and with those of other wild silkworms is practical.