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Nepenthes viking x Ampullaria x viking x rafflesiana

Nepenthes viking x Ampullaria x viking x rafflesiana

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(viking x Ampullaria) x (viking x rafflesiana)

Plants that trap and digest tiny insects (and other prey) have fascinated people for centuries. Carnivorous plants are defined as plants that attract, catch, digest, and absorb the body juices of animal prey (referred to as the carnivorous syndrome). The major types of carnivorous plants are sundews, pitcher plants, butterworts, bladderworts, and the unique Venus's-flytrap. More than 150 different types of insects have been identified as victims, but also arachnids (spiders and mites), mollusks (snails and slugs), earthworms, and small vertebrates (small fish, amphibians, reptiles, rodents, and birds) are known to have been caught. The largest animal ever found trapped in one of the plants was a small rat. Carnivorous plants catch mostly insects, and hence are often referred to as insectivorous plants. Carnivorous plants use different strategies to attract their prey. Some are sweetly scented, others are brightly colored, still others have parts that are sticky or slippery or designed in a way that makes it hard for prey to escape. Once they have attracted their dinner, carnivorous plants use five basic trapping strategies:

* Pitfall traps (like pitcher plants), in which the prey falls into a rolled leaf
that contains a pool of digestive enzymes
and/or bacteria at the bottom;
* Flypaper traps, that use a sticky glue substance to hold onto
unsuspecting insects;
* Snap traps (like the Venus’s-flytrap), where the leaves actually snap
shut to create a plant prison;
* Bladder traps, which use a bladder to suck in aquatic creatures; and
* Lobster-pot traps, which use inward-pointing hairs to force prey
towards the digestive enzymes.

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