Leech socks & mozzie nets??

To: Phil Hansbro <>, "" <>
Subject: Leech socks & mozzie nets??
From: Brian Fleming <>
Date: Sun, 26 Nov 2000 21:55:32 +1100
Phil Hansbro wrote:
> Would anyone know where to get some Leech socks. I can't find any
> around
> Newcastle. Also the only Mozzie nets I can find (with really small
> holes)
> are $100....
> Thanks for any help
> Phil.
> *****************************************************
> Dr Phil Hansbro
> Discipline of Immunology & Microbiology
> Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences
> University of Newcastle
> Newcastle NSW 2308
> Australia
> Tel: +61 2 49236819
> Fax: +61 2 49236814
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Dear Phil,
 Shades of Henry Crun's refusal to buy new leech-boots in the Goon Show!
How on earth would you get a sock onto a leech?

Seriously though, I am interested in the idea; the only anti-leech
technique I know of is to impregnate socks and trousers with salt and/or
insecticide (don't know which one). I dislike leeches.

It is said that if you consume large quantities of home-brewed beer with
live yeast, mossies and sandflies will ignore you - alternately you can
take whichever is the relevant B-vitamin for the same effect.
I don't know how far ahead you have to start the beer/vitamin treatment
to be effective.
If anyone knows if the homebrew theory is correct I would be glad to
Anthea Fleming in Melbourne

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