Pond Boss Magazine
http://www.pondboss.com/images/userfiles/image/20130301193901_6_150by50orangewhyshouldsubscribejpeg.jpg
Advertisment
Newest Members
tdirr, Schipprj, FrankleyScarlet, AndrewT, Cchristopher
15742 Registered Users
Forum Stats
15743 Members
36 Forums
36218 Topics
493387 Posts

Max Online: 1210 @ 08/23/18 11:01 PM
Top Posters
esshup 24029
Cecil Baird1 20043
ewest 19657
Dave Davidson1 13660
Bill Cody 12634
Who's Online
14 registered (CMM, GRM 18, Bobbss, Schipprj, bigpullerman, Pat Williamson, Snipe, Zep, Flame, mattmonster1991, anthropic, Vortex 4, wannapond0001, Augie), 186 Guests and 537 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Topic Options
#496338 - 09/13/18 10:58 PM Help with white looking leach in small pond
Danfly180 Offline


Registered: 09/13/18
Posts: 2
Loc: Florida
White looking leach are found in my pond. Please see attached photos. When I look at them in the flash light they seem to be eating the Frog eggs that have recently been laid. What are these things? Thanks!


Attachments
IMG_20180913_222526 (1).jpg (90 downloads)
MVIMG_20180913_222539 (1).jpg (83 downloads)


Top
#496341 - 09/14/18 07:15 AM Re: Help with white looking leach in small pond [Re: Danfly180]
Mfitzs70 Offline


Registered: 07/30/17
Posts: 44
Loc: Ottawa Lake , Michigan
When we were kids my dad showed us how to catch leaches. Tank an empty coffee can one end removed and the plastic lid in place. Use a punch and from the outside of the can put a bunch of holes similar to the size of the leach or smaller all around the can. Punch a hole to the very bottom and attach a string. Remove the plastic lid an put a couple pieces of bloody meat. put the lid back on. With the string in hand sling the can into the water and attach the string to the shore. Then wait say 24hrs. Retrieve can and look inside for leeches. This will tell you if they are blood suckers or not.

Top
#496351 - 09/14/18 09:12 AM Re: Help with white looking leach in small pond [Re: Danfly180]
Bill Cody Offline
Moderator
Ambassador
Field Correspondent

Lunker

Registered: 04/18/02
Posts: 12634
Loc: Northwest Ohio - Malinta OH
It would help if you had a couple of close-up clear pictures of these things. Put a few in a dish of very shallow water and get a few good sharp pictures. I suspect they are planarians commonly called flatworms. Planarian, any of a group of widely distributed, mostly free-living flatworms of the class Turbellaria (phylum Platyhelminthes). Planaria is the name of one genus, but the name planarian is used to designate any member of the family Planariidae and related families.


Edited by Bill Cody (09/14/18 09:13 AM)
_________________________
Keep This Forum Viable, Read Pond Boss Magazine -
America's Journal of Pond Management

Top
#496521 - 09/18/18 12:52 PM Re: Help with white looking leach in small pond [Re: Mfitzs70]
DonoBBD Offline


Registered: 06/13/12
Posts: 1962
Loc: Ontario, Canada, Eh.
Originally Posted By: Mfitzs70
When we were kids my dad showed us how to catch leaches. Tank an empty coffee can one end removed and the plastic lid in place. Use a punch and from the outside of the can put a bunch of holes similar to the size of the leach or smaller all around the can. Punch a hole to the very bottom and attach a string. Remove the plastic lid an put a couple pieces of bloody meat. put the lid back on. With the string in hand sling the can into the water and attach the string to the shore. Then wait say 24hrs. Retrieve can and look inside for leeches. This will tell you if they are blood suckers or not.


We would use a burlap bag. Tie in the bag some chicken with a rock. Throw it into the body of water and leave it for a three or four days. Chicken thighs worked well and are cheap.

The leaches would wiggle through the burlap and get into the chicken. When you pulled up the bag they could not get out as fast as you retrieved the bag.

The best ones were the swamp leaches that had the two big orange lines down their backs. Boy oh boy did the walleye like them.

Cheers Don.
_________________________

http://www.pondboss.com/subscribe.asp?c=4


7/8th of an acre, Perch only pond, Ontario, Canada.

Top

Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
Recent Posts
flathead catfish
by bigpullerman
43 minutes 29 seconds ago
Flames' big bass Jan 2019
by anthropic
47 minutes 28 seconds ago
BCP MANAGEMENT IDEAS
by Snipe
57 minutes 42 seconds ago
What did you do at your pond today?
by CMM
Today at 07:53 PM
New to the site and building a pond in Indiana
by Bill Cody
Today at 06:53 PM
more dead bluegill
by wannapond0001
Today at 06:40 PM
Optimal Bluegill fish food
by anthropic
Today at 04:44 PM
Get Well Soon Bob
by Zep
Today at 02:45 PM
Pros and cons of gas powered golf carts
by TGW1
Today at 12:00 PM
Selecting male lmb not so easy
by Bill Cody
Today at 11:29 AM
Newly Uploaded Images
Pond site
Pond dig
My recent haul
Hello From Lufkin Texas!
Cant seem to Identify what this is.  Any thoughts?
Evaluating and adjusting Fish populations and ID

2014 POND BOSS INC. all rights reserved USA and Worldwide