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These creatures are in the same family as worms.

Rated 4 points - posted 6 years ago by JanetK in category Science.
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Leeches breath through their skin. Report Abuse
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thats cool
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thats easiy
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You cannot feel a leech attach to your body. Report Abuse
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CREEPY
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No Way!
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When the leech has finished feeding it may not eat again for months. Report Abuse
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One speices of leech has been found in the polar oceans Report Abuse
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All leeches produce fertilized eggs. Report Abuse
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Leeches may have 2 to 10 eyes depending on the species. Report Abuse
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A leech can eat up to 5 times its body weight. Report Abuse
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Leeches feed on lots of different animals. Report Abuse
They don't necessarily feed on the warm blooded animals, they feed on turtles, ducks and water snakes.
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Leeches are dangerous and this gets us to know better about them
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Leeches live in quiet bodies of fresh water. Report Abuse
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The leech releases a blood thinner to make ingesting the blood eaiser. Report Abuse
This blood thinner has been proven beneficial in medicine.
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Yeah it's true
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All leeches have 34 segments in their body. Report Abuse
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Leeches have lots of predators. Report Abuse
Large mouth bass, perch, catfish and dragonfly larvae eat leeches.
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There are 500 different speices of leeches. Report Abuse
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Leeches are being studied for medicine. Report Abuse
new pharmaceutical compounds are being found for the eventual treatment of heart diseases.
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Leeches are used to help burn victims. Report Abuse
When skin grafts are performed leeches are sometimes used to help the new skin get a new blood supply.
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The 'European Medical Leech has help save the limbs of humans in 29 countries. Report Abuse
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Leeches release a painkiller so their host feels nothing. Report Abuse
This painkiller has been found to have medical benefits for humans.
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Leeches come in different colors Report Abuse
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They can be brown, black, green or red.
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Leeches vary in size Report Abuse
The smallest leech is about a 1/2 an inch and the largest about 8 inches.
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Male leeches mate with other males around July, and with females around November.
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There are three speices of leeches Report Abuse
Jawed leech, jawless leech and the worm leech.
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You said their is 500 different kinds of leeches
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There are probiscis leeches too
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