How carnivorous plants survive

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This 2009 video is called Life – Venus Flytraps: Jaws of Death – BBC One.

From the University of Würzburg in Germany:

Venus flytraps: No escape for mosquitoes

July 8, 2019

Summary: Venus flytraps are capable of detecting the movements of even the smallest insects. This mechanism protects the plant against starving from hyperactivity.

Physically bound to a specific location, plants have to devise special ways to secure their supply of vital nutrients. Most plants have developed a root system to the nutrients they need in order to survive out of the soil. But what if nutrient-poor soils fail to provide the necessities of life? Carnivorous plants such as the Venus flytrap have found a way out of this dilemma.

The Venus flytrap is native to the wetlands of North and South Carolina on the East Coast of the USA. Instead of taking in nutrients through its roots alone…

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