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Posts tagged carnivorous plants

December 12, 2012

 

butterwort leaves

What Is A Butterwort?

The butterwort might be a small scale carnivore, but its hunting tactics are nothing short of terrifying, at least within the insect world!

August 4, 2011

 

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Bladderworts Trap Caught On Camera

High speed cameras are giving scientists their first look at how the bladder traps function.

September 27, 2003

 

The Venus Fly Trap

Carnivorous plants still rely on photosynthesis as their main source of energy. However, because they grow in areas where the soil lacks essential nutrients, they use the insects they capture as a source of nitrogen and other minerals.

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