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packing leeches

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I heard there is a way to moist pack leeches for extended trips into the backcountry. Does anyone know if the bait dealers in GMarais, such as Bucks or the Beaverhouse pack them this way. What is the method?

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Im not sure what you speak of. Only way I see leeches packed are in water and air and then put in a cooler to stay cool during the trip. They will last a few days this way. I have been keeping a pound of leeches in my cooler in the back of my truck. I just change water every 2 or 3 days and keep them in the cooler with some frozen water jugs.

The key is cool water.

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Pack em in water, that's pretty moist.

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just went to gmoun and found bedding similar to worm bedding but for leeches.. put in same kind of container as for worms..

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Paddler. I just did a google search on "leech bedding". I think that is what your looking for. Good luck. Junky....

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It's Fat & Sassy Leech bedding.

You add 1 cup of water per pound of bedding, mix well, and put in the leeches.

Bedding is pre mixed and moistened, the cup of water makes it more muddy, for lack of a better term.

Depending on the leech size (less leeches per pound with jumbos than mediums) 2 pounds will easily take 1 pound of any size leech.

They say you can keep them for up to 6 weeks if kept slightly chilled in this bedding.

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The leech bedding works as long as you can keep them cool.

So changing the water isn't an option any longer with the bedding.

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