Ever wonder what happens when a mosquito bites you? Well wonder no further! The thing that you think of as the mosquito’s needle is actually a sheath and these tiny filaments are hidden inside and they are what go searching for a blood vessel. It reminds me somewhat of an anteater sticking his tongue down an ant hole. Something I didn’t know, mosquitoes actually fail to draw blood more often than they succeed. In the last video, you can actually see a mosquito hitting a blood vessel and sucking blood out. He sucks so hard you can see the blood vessel contracting! There is also some talk about how malarial mosquitoes behave differently than non-malarial mosquitoes. They’re not sure why but they think it may have to do with the parasite actually controlling the mosquito’s actions. Wild stuff!