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Silkworm Farm

From A Tale in the Desert
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Size 11x11
Where Compound




Source

This building becomes available when you learn the Silkworm Farming skill. It should be noted that unlike many other buildings, the Silkworm Farming skill is required to use it.

Cost

Built in a Compound. Uses 11x11 cells.

Use

Silkworms generate Raw Silk when fed the proper thistles, grown in a Thistle Garden. If they are not fed, they will still survive.

The amount of Raw Silk produced is subject to diminishing returns but appears to maintain a 1:1 ratio up to roughly 1000 Thistles. On the original shard, presumably because of a pyramid bonus, it now appears to maintain a 2:1 ratio up to roughly 500 Thistles. See Talk:Silkworm_Farm for some recorded numbers.

The Silkworms go in a 4-day cycle, starting from when you build the farm:

  • 12 hours waiting for the next generation to be laid.
  • 3 days eggs waiting to hatch. During this period the farm will display the current requirements.
  • 12 hours either growing and eating (if fed), or simply surviving.

The type of thistle required will change after a cycle where the silkworms have been fed at least one thistle. If they are not fed, no silk will be produced and the thistle requirements will not change.

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