Venus Flytrap Feedings

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Multimedia Details Title: Venus Flytrap Feedings
Creator: Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center
Submitted By: Bree Amidon, Alabama Department of Education, Alabama Department of Education

Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center


Venus flytraps are carnivores. They eat meat. These plants contain 3 trigger hairs on the roof of the trap (mouth) and 3 hairs on the bottom. When an insect or anything triggers those hairs the plant snaps shut trapping its prey. Check out the video to see this amazing natural mechanism in action.

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Length: 01:00
Content Areas: Science
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