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How Mosquitoes Use Six Needles to Suck Your Blood | Deep Look

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Support Deep Look on Patreon!! https://www.patreon.com/deeplook 🎇 2017 WEBBY PEOPLE'S VOICE WINNER 🎇 for Best Science & Education Video 📹 ! http://webbyawards.com/winners/2017/film-video/general-film/science-education/ Seen up close, the anatomy of a mosquito bite is terrifying. The most dangerous animal in the world uses six needle-like mouthparts to saw into our skin, tap a blood vessel and sometimes leave a dangerous parting gift. SUBSCRIBE to Deep Look! http://goo.gl/8NwXqt DEEP LOOK is a ultra-HD (4K) short video series created by KQED San Francisco and presented by PBS Digital Studios. Explore big scientific mysteries by going incredibly small. Scientists have discovered that the mosquito’s mouth, called a proboscis isn’t just one tiny spear. It’s a sophisticated system of thin needles, each of which pierces the skin, finds blood vessels and makes it easy for mosquitoes to suck blood out of them. Male mosquitoes don’t bite us, but when a female mosquito pierces the skin, a flexible lip-like sheath called the labium scrolls up and stays outside as she pushes in six needle-like parts that scientists refer to as stylets. Two of these needles, called maxillae, have tiny teeth. The mosquito uses them to saw through the skin. They’re so sharp you can barely feel the mosquito biting you. “They’re like drill bits,” said University of California, Davis, biochemist Walter Leal. Another set of needles, the mandibles, hold tissues apart while the mosquito works. Then the sharp-tipped labrum needle probes under the skin, piercing a vessel and sucking blood from it. The sixth needle – called the hypopharynx – drools saliva into us, and delivers chemicals that keep our blood flowing. Mosquito saliva also makes our blood vessels dilate, blocks our immune response and lubricates the proboscis. It causes us to develop itchy welts, and serves as a conduit for dangerous viruses and parasites. ---+ Read the entire article on KQED Science: http://ww2.kqed.org/science/2016/06/07/how-mosquitoes-use-six-needles-to-suck-your-blood ---+ What is the deadliest animal in the world? Mosquitoes are the deadliest animals in the world to us humans. The diseases they transmit kill hundreds of thousands of people each year. ---+ How many people get malaria each year? In 2015, malaria, the deadliest mosquito-borne disease, killed roughly 635,000 people, mostly children under the age of five and pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa. ---+ What diseases do mosquitoes transmit? Malaria, dengue, yellow fever, West Nile and Zika are some of the diseases that mosquitoes transmit. Dengue fever, transmitted Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, is estimated to make almost 400 million people sick with jabbing joint pain each year. Scientists also believe that Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are the main culprit for more than 350 confirmed cases of congenital malformations associated with the Zika virus in the northeastern Brazilian state of Pernambuco. Since last October, an unusually high number of babies have been born there with small heads and a host of health problems like convulsions, suspected of being caused by a Zika virus infection early in their mother’s pregnancy. ---+ What diseases can I get from mosquitoes in the United States? West Nile virus is the most important of several mosquito-transmitted viruses now native to the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control. ---+ More Great Deep Look episodes: The Bombardier Beetle And Its Crazy Chemical Cannon https://youtu.be/BWwgLS5tK80 --- See also this new Zika video from PBS Digital Studios: Should You Be Worried About Zika? | It's Okay to Be Smart https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZ9S_3RFBgc ---+ About KQED KQED, an NPR and PBS affiliate in San Francisco, CA, serves Northern California and beyond with a public-supported alternative to commercial TV, Radio and web media. Funding for Deep Look is provided in part by PBS Digital Studios and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Deep Look is a project of KQED Science, which is also supported by HopeLab, the David B. Gold Foundation, the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, the Dirk and Charlene Kabcenell Foundation, the Vadasz Family Foundation, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the Smart Family Foundation and the members of KQED. -- Video of mosquito labrum probing under mouse skin from: Choumet V, Attout T, Chartier L, Khun H, Sautereau J, et al. (2012) Visualizing Non Infectious and Infectious Anopheles gambiae Blood Feedings in Naïve and Saliva-Immunized Mice. PLoS ONE 7(12): e50464. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0050464 . Used under the terms of: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Animations based on drawing in Choo Y-M, Buss GK, Tan K and Leal WS (2015) Multitasking roles of mosquito labrum in oviposition and blood feeding. Front. Physiol. 6:306. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2015.00306 Used under the terms of: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ #deeplook #mosquito #mosquitobite
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Text Comments (12455)
kimoraaa c (1 day ago)
those things like my thighs 🤣🤣🤣
George Estep (1 day ago)
This channel is like animalogic, minus the bad memes.
kiran ch (1 day ago)
Sucking one ml of blood not a problem spreading of diseases is main problem
Josi Jos (2 days ago)
Here in Australia we call them oi nah f of
Monochrome (2 days ago)
Wait a second how did you get the under the skin view?
Betelgeuse (3 days ago)
This is so interesting now I want a mosquito to bite me and so I can see him doing his job
AutumnsReign (4 days ago)
I like to SQUASH them AFTER I see them take MY Precious blood!! #Splat
AutumnsReign (4 days ago)
Kill it kill it kill it kill it!!!
미칭 (5 days ago)
That fuxkin satan's creature.
Schmityy722 (5 days ago)
Ahhhh I found a documentary on my ex's
MKT dul (5 days ago)
I got bit by a aedes aegypti i watched it suck my blood i thought it was ok i coudve died im 11
BEAR EATING ME OMG (6 days ago)
why mosquitos cant suck a t rex blood
Seeaandh (6 days ago)
I love it when I smack a mosquito. Whether it is filled with blood or not it is satisfying. YOU NOT ABOUT TO MAKE MORE baby mosquitos on my watch!
The War Just Started Humans vs mosquitoes We Have to save the world we have to kill them all to our future children
JuicyWatermelone (6 days ago)
Remember the mosquito has to execute this task in just a few precious seconds before their host notices them.
Felipe Viegas (6 days ago)
mosquitoes suck!
Mel T (6 days ago)
I'm really angry about the sucking noise effects. Like why do that to me
LumpyChowder (7 days ago)
Make time machine kill the first mosquito
Arashi Mokuzai (7 days ago)
Yeah time to gene drive these suckers to death, along with ticks lice and fleas.
Omar Eyad (8 days ago)
When I got stinger lots of times from the mosquito I found her AND CHOPPED HER UP!
Shanny Salcedo (9 days ago)
Mosquitoes are the cause of my insomnia. How can I sleep when they keep buzzing in my ear. Just take whatever blood you want and f off
David Amora (10 days ago)
Why did God made them?
SkyStrikeGames #Yolo (10 days ago)
Mosquitoes are the most annoying pest to ever exist. Saitama can't even kill one small mosquito
Ant_lord Ok (12 days ago)
My favourite moment 2:48
Very dangerous mosquito ?
X21 Stylish (13 days ago)
It might be better if they dont give us diseases.
One question, is the person alright by being stung by these mosquitoes? 😅
fl00fydragon (14 days ago)
Extinction, obligation, extermination. This is what these monsters deserve. We have the technology to do this, keeping this dangerous exoparasite alive when we have a virus that would make their entire population collapse is enraging.
Grace Amitnaaq (15 days ago)
I'm paying my self your smart
OMAR VALDEZ (17 days ago)
The Asian tiger mosquito is freaking vicious. It's like the honey badger in mosquito form.
Invictus XOXO (17 days ago)
2:50 .........satisfaction
TGSG-Tabak Gamer (17 days ago)
RIP 2:49
Just rose (18 days ago)
Props to this brave guy for letting a mosquito eat at him for a video
Ariel G (18 days ago)
Que hago viendo esto a las 3am?
Cool Cheese (18 days ago)
Person: so you know killer butterflies right? Me: oh yeah mosquitos Person: uhh no, killer butterflies Me: yeah I know! It's mosquitos
Dough Dough Pie (18 days ago)
If the skin is very itchy..i think put it with alcohol????? Edit: If you do it, its a little painful
Kyndel Xayda (19 days ago)
its 3am and i looked up "mosquito bite up close" please let me sleep
Winter snow paw S (19 days ago)
I have always been looking forward on tv for that s type of show until I found your Chanel 😍
LotchLin (19 days ago)
In America, Mosquitos suck your blood. In soviet Russia, .......
Carlina West (19 days ago)
anyone feel super ichey now
muhaimin abdullah (19 days ago)
who came here after getting bit by one
Shashidhar Chary (20 days ago)
Kulapu damo
iosgamertool (20 days ago)
Thats why i live in russia
Night Blade NEXUS _346 (21 days ago)
Mosquitos are quite extraordinary creatures that's why at age 10 and 13 we donate our blood to Mosquitos by biting ourselves and drip the blood in a tiny cup for all of them to feed on
Xbox 360 (21 days ago)
Needles eh? Can i use it to sew stuff?
54bigchris (22 days ago)
We had enough of mosquitos,time to release operation.... *dragonflies*
Daebak Siot (22 days ago)
its so creepy
Ahmed Alhouti (23 days ago)
I didnt take a shower 🚿 since 8 weeks
DuDe animation (23 days ago)
I just pressed its guts,
Wayne Wallace (23 days ago)
You did not mention that mosquitoes release an anti coagulant into our blood
Tera Tech (24 days ago)
*ASMR?* :v
Reaper Black (24 days ago)
No mosquitoes were harmed during the make up of the video
I would kill all the larvae
Justin Y. (24 days ago)
I watch this while mosquito biting me well time to like my own comment
akshay salpi (25 days ago)
Subtiltle create problems while watching
my name (25 days ago)
Stole this from fitz: Imagine a buff mosquito kicking down your door asking for a little suck
Mosquitoes will rule the world with there horrible diseases
halaashki (25 days ago)
No I hate Died and u doctor is died 😭😭😭😭 KILLING
Helen Collier (26 days ago)
I'm alrgik to moscestos
Om Singh (26 days ago)
Nice video
Venancio Enriquez (26 days ago)
Me and the female mosquito wants s3x lol
Sairam Gaikwad (26 days ago)
Who bite mosquito while watching this video?????????
SAUD WARRIOR1234 (27 days ago)
Monster Derp (27 days ago)
Someone make a lotion that mosquitoes won't bite our skin
Vaishnev Sreejeev (28 days ago)
Oh! ... . I want to comment on the video...but..the mosquito... No the mosquitoes aren't allowing me to do it.. Edit: it wasn't the mosquitoes alone they were along with the combined forces of ant colony
Soko Streams (28 days ago)
We must build a wall.
Saniya Rawat (28 days ago)
Wow! After watching video i realize that Mosquitoes are also god creatures.... And i don't know why god made such a dangerous creature
RetardedHuman (28 days ago)
So I'm like donating blood to mosquitos? Happy to help :)
Mcsheal Ngan (29 days ago)
Woah those dislikes are probably mosquitoes!
INFERNAL CARD (29 days ago)
The only female which is attracted to me Any singles
Stick Blank (29 days ago)
1:35 I wonder why is there a *camera* inside the body?
Nattanit Sophonrat (29 days ago)
👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 i love this
samantha0504 (29 days ago)
What do you do if you got bit more then ones i got bit 14 times in one night
Ann Maria (29 days ago)
I am feeling scared
Apple Mac (30 days ago)
park chimchim (30 days ago)
Actually you can feel them digging needles in your skin coz it stung a little huhu
BIRD LOVER 303 :-D (30 days ago)
I saw I mosquito on the mirror and I took my little brothers plushy and I smaked it to death and a pudding of blood was left
Football Fever (30 days ago)
I would never allow for a mosquito to sit on me for 3 mins
Sachin Anoop (30 days ago)
‘Bloody’ mosquitoes
Erika Serrano (30 days ago)
I’m spraying on two cans of mosquito repellent every summer. 😂
Kabre Young (30 days ago)
*Vampires when they take bug form* 😒😏
Sufia Mahmud (30 days ago)
all mosquitoes are very big blood sucker and they harm us.
katelyn lloyd (1 month ago)
I have been bite by mosquito 1000 times I'm not dead nor sick soo
Ugh. I just want to pour acid all over those mosquito larvae,
Mir Ishfaq (1 month ago)
Some years back a mosquito was sucking my blood near the elbow. I waited till the mosquito became heavier with visible blood in its body. I waited again and gave him a chance to leave but it again sucked and became lethargic with plenty of blood in its body. I slapped and then you can realized what happened.
Mareka Tallinski (1 month ago)
I don't think we have so dangerous moscuitoes
iAnTZ (1 month ago)
Ive got stung by mosquito like 176 times;-;
Thatz Dope (1 month ago)
Animal?? I thought it was an insect. 🤔💭
Thatz Dope (28 days ago)
+Dylan Poole k
Dylan Poole (28 days ago)
Insects ARE animals.
Noor Zahran (1 month ago)
All the mosquitoes are dislikes
AL STEVE (1 month ago)
Why am i watching this?
gianna louise (1 month ago)
I love how mosquitoes can bite me w 6 needles but i cant even stand still when i have a flu shot
Mac Russell (1 month ago)
Mosquitos: A genocide everyone would be cool with.
Ashley Sapphire (1 month ago)
I once got chikungunya
Foxy POWER (1 month ago)
How am I alive.....
Prem Desai (1 month ago)
I am mosquito and you can’t kill us 👹😡😡😂
Bhanu Veera (1 month ago)
😂 haha 2:49 sometimes we take their...........
bex Bex637 (1 month ago)
Yuck I hate mosquitos
Vinod Raj (1 month ago)
Great video really helpful and nice as a biotechnologist I liked this video
Wandering Soul (1 month ago)
Just now I killed 1
Daily Dose of Insanity (1 month ago)
So...im a father now?

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