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Hungry Venus flytraps snap shut on a host of unfortunate flies | Life – BBC


The Venus flytrap Like the Sun do it makes itself very attractive lose a nectar across the brim of each leaf About any visiting insector better watch out for these six. Tiny hairs This fly has to tread carefully If it strikes one hair It can carry on feeding but a timer has been set a Second strike in less than 20 seconds and the fly is doomed An electrical impulse is triggered and the leaf snap shot in just a fraction of a second The tips locked together like prison bars If the fire is very big or that it’s war it may just manage to escape But most are trapped And die Ten days later the trap reopens All that remains is a husk The plant has finished its meal and resets itself for its next victim

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