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Flesh Colored Leeches

In all, there are around 500 species of leeches living on the planet today, but only 63 can be found in North America and 35 in Ontario. Continue reading [...]

Most Common Types of Segmented Worms

At last count, there were more than 9,000 species of segmented worms on the planet today. Some of the most common types of segmented worms include earthworms, leeches, and sandworms. Continue reading [...]

Leech-like Worms and Cherry Trees

To learn exactly what type of worm is living in your cherry tree you will need to collect specific information on the appearance and behavior of the animal in question. Once you have this information, you can go online to find out the specific type of worm or visit your local library or bookstore to find books on worms Continue reading [...]

Types of Worm Bites

Earthworms don't actually bite, but their skin can cause major irritation on human skin if contact last more than a few minutes. The irritation is not a result of the actual worm skin but rather the materials that worms pick up as they writhe, wriggle, and borough inside the earth and along the ground. Continue reading [...]

How To Treat Leeches On The Skin

While leeches are not known to transmit disease, they can cause irritation and other allergic reactions in hosts as well as an infection or blood poisoning. In addition, a leech bite can bleed for hours if not treated. First, you must remove the leech by pushing the leech off the skin from the skinny end. Continue reading [...]

Marine Worms

Marine worms come in a variety of shapes and sizes. They may be long and thin, plumb and short, flattened and floppy, bright and colorful or dull and dark. Continue reading [...]
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