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2017.04.20

Institute of Zoology achieved the primary result in the art of breeding leeches

Center of Applied Zoology of ANAS Institute of Zoology has been achieved the primary result in the field of artificial reproduction of medical leeches.

So, during the 42-day experiment, 8 leeches were dropped into the aquarium located in the center, for which an ecosystem was created in accordance with their natural conditions. In the aquarium, stored in a dark room in a calm environment, no interference was made.

As a result of the experiments was achieved the first cocoon.

Note that, medical leech (Hirudo medicinalis) has pharmaceutical properties and is used in various fields of medicine for treatment purposes.