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Leeches.

Postby Lamont » Sat 11 Jun, 2022 6:20 pm

Does anyone know for certain whether leeches can 'climb' along/move along/move upwards specifically on-Silpoly and/or Silnylon?
Anyone seen it for example?
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Re: Leeches.

Postby Lindsay » Sat 11 Jun, 2022 6:37 pm

I have seen them on the outside of my silnylon tent so they must be able to climb it.
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Re: Leeches.

Postby Last » Sat 11 Jun, 2022 6:39 pm

Is there anything they can't climb?
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Re: Leeches.

Postby north-north-west » Sat 11 Jun, 2022 7:07 pm

They love trying to find a way into tents. All over both sides of the fly and any solid parts of the inner. Not so good on mesh but they still get around.

The only thing I've found that defeats them is fraying Tyvek. They try to crawl along my old raggedy groundsheet, and get all mucked up by the loose fibres. I'm sadistic enough (about leeches) to rather enjoy seeing them there when packing up.
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Re: Leeches.

Postby ChrisJHC » Sat 11 Jun, 2022 7:27 pm

One of the joys of sleeping in a hammock is sitting sideways in it, de-leeching your legs then swinging your legs in and sleeping soundly knowing they can’t get to you during the night.
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Re: Leeches.

Postby Lamont » Sat 11 Jun, 2022 7:35 pm

Thanks Lindsay.

Change of tack.
Narrowing it down specifically to Silpoly fabric only. Can they move along silpoly?
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Re: Leeches.

Postby north-north-west » Sun 12 Jun, 2022 11:09 am

Smooth surfaces don't stop them.
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Re: Leeches.

Postby Warin » Sun 12 Jun, 2022 1:56 pm

Lamont wrote:Change of tack.
Narrowing it down specifically to Silpoly fabric only. Can they move along silpoly?


Not if you set fire to it. :twisted: I hate leeches and will resort to warfare.
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