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Published on 16 Apr 2014 | over 4 years ago

Flesh Eaters: Carnivorous Plants Lure Insects Into Their Deadly Clutches

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THESE carnivorous plants make light work of any insects that stray into their deadly clutches. This set showcases an array of bug-eating plants, from the Venus flytrap - beloved of children the world over - to the Cape sundew, which lures insect life in with drops of sweet-smelling fluid on the highly-adhesive tentacles that line its leaves. Surrounding tentacles then move to further ensnare the insect, before glands on the leaf start to release digestive enzymes - liquefying the insect's internal organs and allowing them to be digested by the plant.

Videographer / Director: Francis Chee / Sinclair Stammers / SPL
Producer: Thomas Midlane
Editor: Ian Phillips

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