Leech Farm

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Why?

Medicine, yes, but… that many?

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    natedog
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    ick

    tiki god
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    SCIENCE!

    Lamb
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    Science!

    Queensly
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    Squish’em! Squish’em ALL!

    Sir-Rat
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    I still can’t see leeches witho thinking about the scene in Stand By Me.

    Puulaahi
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    They eat your blood.

    nyoki
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    They keep your blood from coagulating and I think that why they’re so useful medically, especially when the docs are trying to re-attach a finger or toe.
    I think.

    fracked again
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    Especially after injuries where the blood can either pool and the body part can die from lack of circulation or you can have a series of creepy leaches on you for a few days as your body repairs its blood vessels.

    Sad part is, as “medical devices,” used sterile leeches have to be incinerated after use, as do sterile maggots. No releasing them into the wild for their daring service.

    MadScientist
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    I am a pharmacist and have had the pleasure of actually ordering these things from (wait for it…) LeechesUSA.com and dispensing them to the nurses for applying them to the patients who needed them. Interestingly, at our hospital, the nurses who work the overnight shift tended to have limited English skills as a majority of them were from the Phillipines. I tried explaining that, according to the ‘manufacturer’, to destroy the leeches thay are to be dumped into a container filled with rubbing alcohol. This kills them by causing them to vomit up all the blood they drank, and then,… Read more »

    Dreth
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    Suddenly…

    LEECHES!

    THOUSANDS OF THEM!

    Waelfwulf
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    This is not a room where you want to throw stones…



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