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Post by sujin007 on Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:22 pm

Dionaea Muscipula, more commonly known as a Venus flytrap, is probably the most well-known carnivorous plant and it feeds mainly on insects and arachnids.

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Re: Dionaea Muscipula

Post by sujin007 on Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:23 pm

The Venus flytrap is a small plant that has 4-7 leaves that grow from a short subterranean stem. The inner surfaces of these lobes contain a red pigment and the edges secrete mucilage.

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Post by sujin007 on Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:25 pm

The leaf blade is divided into two regions: a flat, long, heart shaped, photosynthesis capable petiole, and a pair of terminal lobes, hinged at the midrib, forming the trap which is actually the true leaf.



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Post by sujin007 on Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:26 pm

The plant is so advanced that it can tell the difference between live stimulus and non-living stimulus.These lobes exhibit rapid plant movement by snapping shut when special sensory hairs are stimulated.


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Post by sujin007 on Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:28 pm

The lobes snap shut in about 0.1 seconds. They are fringed by stiff thorn-like protrusions or cilia, which mesh together and prevent large prey from escaping.


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Post by sujin007 on Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:30 pm

Once prey is unable to escape and the inner surfaces of the lobes are continuously being stimulated, the edges of the lobes grow or fuse together, sealing the trap and creating an enclosed “stomach” in which digestion and absorption can take place.




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