Leeches

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  1. crossneyes

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    What's the difference in a 1/2 pint vs a 1/2 pound count wise?
     
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    A pint is 16 fluid ounces, so half of that would be 8 fluid oz. Biological material has very similar density to water, so the difference between the two is negligible. There’s more variation in how well the bait shop measures than there is between those two absolute quantities. You might get a couple more poundage wise because the small gaps between them won’t be counted as leech volume with the 1/2 pint measurement.
     

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    So in your humble opinion, would there be a 20$ difference between a 1/2 pint or 1/2 pound?
     
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    Either someone is pocketing and extra $20 or one of the two measurements isn’t right. Which is cheaper? Maybe the 1/2 pint is mostly water with fewer leeches in a ready to go jar instead of needing to bring your own container.
     
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    Here's the deal. 28$ for 1/2 pound 48$ for 1/2pint. One is h&h in Houghton lake,the other pilgrims village Cadillac.
     
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    Sounds like you need to buy one of each and report on the weights and volumes of leeches in each lot.
     
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    Mark I was wondering the same thing a few weeks ago when I got some.

    Knutsons says 1 Pint Large Leeches (125-160)

    Thereelthingbait.com says Large Leeches
    Approx 12-15 dozen per pound ....doing the math that's 144-175 leeches.

    So my conclusion was that a pound and a pint are probably the same thing? Just different places use different measures when they are selling?

    Btw if you find anyone up there that has jumbos let me know I might get some more for August.

    Scott
     
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