When a Mosquito Can’t Stop Drinking Blood, the Result Isn’t Pretty

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An entomologist studying the biology of mosquito blood-feeding finds that a mosquito with a severed ventral nerve cord can’t sense when it is full, and it will keep on feeding well beyond what its body can hold. Video captured by the researcher illustrates the results.

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