Asked in Centipedes
Can leeches live with less oxygen?
July 11, 2009 10:36AM
It is a well documented fact that leeches can survive in a zero oxygen environment, such as space. In 1996, three astronauts were lost in a freak outer-space leech attack, and sadly the lives of our fellow Americans were lost. :(
In which film were live leeches imported into Africa?
Asked in Environmental Issues
What kind of environment do leeches live in?
HABITAT Leeches Live Where? Leeches live all over the world. There about 10% that live in the United States. Most leeches like moist habitats with lots of water. Swampy areas are very popular leech hangouts. You are not likely to find leeches in dry climates. You will find them in rain forest environments and near rivers, streams, ponds but not in desert environments. Most leeches live in fresh water. TEMPERATURES The temperatures in the leeches environment are considered temperate - generally meaning all four seasons are observed. Since they live near water temperatures tend to be higher then what you would find inland. Many leeches live in rainforests, which are hot year round. WATER Leeches need water to survive so you will find lots of water in the environment that they live in. Leeches must keep their bodies moist to live. PLANT LIFE There are a lot of plants in the environment that leeches live in because of the amount of water. The plants provide places for the leeches to hide to get their prey and to prevent from ANIMAL LIFE There are a lot of animals in a leeches environment (many taking advantage of the water source they live by). This provides plenty of prey for the leech.
Asked in Ecosystems, Landforms, Wetlands
What happens to leeches if the wetland are destroyed?