Leech of this size is often referred to in the literature as large leech.
This leech usually had 6 to 7 feedings, is approximately 12 months old and weighs around 3 grams.
The stated weight of leeches is always indicative, and a large leech can weigh less or more.
Large leech is used in specific therapies. It is mostly used by experienced therapists or people who have extensive experience with the use of leeches and thus also have a reason to use it.
Learn more about the use of different sizes of leeches and the safe application of leeches in our hirudotherapy education courses.
A large leech leaves a larger wound that heals, but usually leaves a visible scar.
If you are not sure whether this size of leeches is suitable for you, call us, we will be happy to help you.