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

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Watch the BBC first on iPlayer ๐Ÿ‘‰ Hungry Venus flytraps snap shut on a host of unfortunate flies. But, despite its name, flies aren’t the flytrap’s only meal. As long as its prey is roughly the right size and touches two of its hairs within twenty seconds, the plant will dine on any insect or spider that comes its way.

Glands in the lobes then secrete enzymes that break the dinner down into a digestible soup. Ten days later, the trap pops open to reveal nothing but a dried out husk.

David Attenborough looks at the extraordinary ends to which animals and plants go in order to survive. Featuring epic spectacles, amazing TV firsts and examples of new wildlife behaviour.

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  1. This is tragic! I had to get one today @ Lowes! Couldn't wait to get it home, sprayed some water and 3 pods shut. The 2 remaining open. I grabbed a fly stuck on my fly trap outside. I put the fly on the open pod and it snapped shut!! WHOA!!! I gotta get more flies. This is awesome!

  2. This comment was inspired by megadriver:
    Most people: no not the fly
    Me: thinking about getting a Venus flytrap and then after looking up on Google if a Venus flytrap can drink blood

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  4. Venus fly traps are one of the greatest plants ever created. I can't stand disgusting flies. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ This was satisfying to watch. ๐Ÿ˜Œ

  5. So basically, when i was 4 i was obsessed with this video. I would watch it on repeat again and again. I thought they were so cool that i thought that i wwould become one. And yesterday, i bought one. Now my 4yr old self's dream has came true.


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