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Table 4 The number of bacterial colonies before and after hypochloric acid applications of 12.5 ppm and 6.25 ppm concentrations and control group.

From: External decontamination of wild leeches with hypochloric acid

No Concentration of hypochloric acid Transport fluid Colony count Mouth Colony count Gut Colony count
1 before 12 16 Not studied
  12.5 ppm after No reproduction No reproduction 25
2 before 23 14 Not studied
  12.5 ppm after No reproduction No reproduction 18
3 before 30 34 Not studied
  12.5 ppm after No reproduction No reproduction 50
4 before 25 16 Not studied
  12.5 ppm after No reproduction No reproduction 44
5 before 18 No reproduction Not studied
  12.5 ppm after No reproduction No reproduction 30
1 before No reproduction 20 Not studied
  6.25 ppm after No reproduction No reproduction 100
2 before 27 7 Not studied
  6.25 ppm after No reproduction No reproduction 120
3 before 20 No reproduction Not studied
  6.25 ppm after No reproduction No reproduction 72
4 before No reproduction 8 Not studied
  6.25 ppm after No reproduction No reproduction 95
5 before 15 12 Not studied
  6.25 ppm after No reproduction No reproduction 75
1 Control group Not studied Not studied 100
2   Not studied Not studied 150
3   Not studied Not studied 120
4   Not studied Not studied 105
5   Not studied Not studied 140