Survival of medical leeches after partial cannibalism
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  • Eurasian Journal of Biosciences, 2019 - Volume 13 Issue 2, pp. 909-912
  • Published Online: 11 Jul 2019
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Abstract

In the experiment, 500 medical leeches, three types: H. verbаna, H. medicinalis, H. orientalis. The experiment was carried out for half a year, on leeches of middle and mother age. The leeches were set aside by 8-10 pieces in a tank with water after blood feeding, the survival rate after the manifestation of partial cannibalism was investigated. As a result, we found that the survival after all wounds in all three types was about 35%. After the wounds had healed, survivors of leeches developed constrictions at the wound site, which remained with them for life. It should be noted that partial cannibalism was observed in all three types of medicinal leeches, as well as in one species, and between species.

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