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The Beauty Of Plants: A Predator Plant Silently Waiting To Catch Her Prey To Eat

Nepenthes hemsleyana a pitcher -like plant communicate to a bat and lure it using jug-shaped trap.

Cape sundew covered in brightly coloured tentacles which secrete a sticky mucilage that trap insects. If insects are trapped, the leaves roll lengthwise by thigmotropism toward center.
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Plants is an essential factor to human and animals. They give shelter, food, wood and numerous products the human and animals need. Plants also beautify nature especially those plants bear flowers. But little did we know some plants act as a predator in their own nature. To think a plant is carnivorous, we tend to think what a fantastic creature that is. If other animals devour other animals likewise with plants. We thought plants are dependent on sun, water and air but some are hunter of little animals. In the world of carnivorous plants scientist discovered unique behavior about them. DNews published article about a carnivorous plant communicate to a bat. A large, meat-eating pitcher plant in Borneo communicate with bats in hope to attract. The pitcher-like plant, Nepenthes hemsleyana, communicate via special structures that reflect the bats’ ultrasonic call right back to the flying mammals. Pitcher plants are carnivorous plants that trap animals using jug-shaped, fluid filled traps.

Vampire cacti attacks the animals by shooting the needles at the tips of its leaves into the victims.

Another carnivorous plant called Vampire cacti of the deep desert that supplement their water supply by draining liquids from animals that come within range. Vampire cacti have 12 fleshy leaves that each tipped with a sharp needle about 1 inch long. A single spike grows in the middle ranging to a 5 to 6 feet tall. The leaves droop toward the ground which is dusty with a narrow band of yellow around color. Te needles on their tips are white and the central spike is golden-yellow. The cacti usually surrounded by skeletons and drained corpses of warm-blooded denizens of desert. It attacks the animals by shooting the needles at the tips of its leaves into the victims. The needles are about three yards and remain attached to the leaves by a thick, rubbery thread that unreels from within the leaf. These needles are a channel to drain victim’s bodily liquid.

Venus flytrap

The Venus flytrap is a carnivorous plant native to subtropical country. It catches insects and arachnids-with a trapping structure formed of each of plant’s leaves, which is triggered by tiny hairs on their inner surfaces. When an insect hop along the leaves contacts a hair and the trap closes if a different hair is contacted within twenty seconds of the first strike. Scientists says carnivorous plants are designed perfectly in the environment of both plant and animals. A very unique characteristics of a plant can consume animals in the food web.

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