28 Sep '12, 1pm

Carnivorous Sundew Plant Catapults Prey Into Traps (Video)

Carnivorous Sundew Plant Catapults Prey Into Traps (Video)

Most of us might be familiar with the standard sundew carnivorous plant – which sports sticky tentacles to snag bugs. But scientists this week pulled back the curtain on an Australian version, Drosera glanduligera, which comes with an additional punch: a “snap” tentacle that can move four times faster than the blink of an eye – and catapults prey towards its sticky co-workers.

Full article: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2012/09/28/carnivorous-sundew-pla...

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