See Exactly What A Mosquito Does When It Bites In HD

See Exactly What A Mosquito Does When It Bites You In High Definition.

See Exactly What A Mosquito Does When It Bites In HD
Only females bite, she lands on your skin and sticks her proboscis into you (the proboscis is very sharp and thin, so you may not feel it going in). Her saliva contains proteins (anticoagulants) that prevent your blood from clotting. She sucks your blood into her abdomen.

If she is disturbed, she will fly away. Otherwise, she will remain until she has a full abdomen. If you were to cut the sensory nerve to her abdomen, she would keep sucking until she burst.

After she has bitten you, some saliva remains in the wound. The proteins from the saliva evoke an immune response from your body. The area swells (the bump around the bite area is called a wheal), and you itch, a response provoked by the saliva. Eventually, the swelling goes away, but the itch remains until your immune cells break down the saliva proteins.


Upclose And Personal Watch What This Very Pesky Bug Does To You When It Bites.



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