This size of leech is often referred to in the literature as a smaller medium-sized leech.
Such a leech has usually had 4 feedings, is about 6 to 7 months old and weighs about 0.8 – 1.2 grams.
The stated weight of leeches is always approximate, and the smaller medium leech may weigh less, but also more.
The smaller medium-sized leech is often used in applications on visible parts of the body, mostly in women and children, or in the elderly and infirm.
You can learn more about using different sizes of leeches and how to safely apply leeches in our hirudotherapy education courses.
Our offer can be found here: hirudotherapy – education.
The smaller medium-sized leech leaves only a small wound that heals quickly. The scar after the application of the smaller medium leech remains mostly small and inconspicuous.
If you are not sure if this size of leech is suitable for you, please call us, we will be happy to advise you.