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What Does The Venus Flytrap Eat?

carnivorous plants are amazing creatures of nature. Carnivorous plants adapt for
capturing and digesting insects and other animals. A few plants have only some of
these features. Many plants have to secrete sticky substances to catch their prey. But this type
of plant still generates some of its energy from photosynthesis.
The Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) is a carnivorous plant native to sub-tropical wetlands
on the east coast of the United States in North Carolina and South Carolina. This plant doesn’t
require fertilizing. They can survive under full sun or fluorescent light. This plant-trapped
the structure is formed by the terminal portion of each of the plant leaves, which is triggered by tiny
hairs to catch insects and arachnids. After crawling an insect or spider, the trap prepares to
close. Then another prey gets within approximately twenty seconds of the first strike. Venus
flytrap can live up to twenty years in the wild and this is a perennial plant The redundant act
as a safeguard against wasting energy by trapping objects with no nutritional value.
Another special fact is their energy is obtained through photosynthesis, insects provide
nutrients., when nutrients are not readily available in the soil.

The Venus flytrap
The Venus flytrap
The Venus flytrap
The Venus flytrap

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