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Carnivorous & Parasitic Plants

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Carnivorous plants are plants that have adapted to life in nutrient poor soil by deriving their nutrients from consuming insects, arthropods and such while still deriving their energy from photosynthesis like normal plants. Parasitic plants depends on other plants for sustenance. All questions about carnivorous and parasitic plants can be directed here.
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That depends upon the species. There are records of tropical pitcher plants (nepenthes) that have grown over sixty feet tall on their vine, however, this is quite rare. The largest and tallest sundew (drosera) was a d. erythrogyne that grew seven feet tall, had over a thousand leaves and seven hun…
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sundrew grow in oligotrophic soil with little nitrates what they can get from their soil they need to supplment with what they catch in order to be able to grow.nitrates - are used within the plants to synthesis amino acids, proteins and peptides without these the plant would not be able to grow and…
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The name "Venus" refers to the Greek goddess of Love. Many people often say that love is a trap because people will do anything for it, and in this case, it is a deadly one! It is not people who are in love this time, but the poor little insects. Most Venus fly traps have a lovely, red "mouth" which…
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A pitcher plant is a carnivourous type plant that looks like a pitcher, it attracts its prey by its bright colours its got spike-like things on the rim that points down so the prey does not escape. This plant drowns its prey
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There are hundreds of types
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Carnivorous means feeding on animals. Wiki has an excellent entry on the subject and it also just so happens to be a subject I did a report on in school because I couldn't believe that Earth actually had plants that "eat meat". I hope this helps (here's the link or do a search for "carnivorous pla…
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There are few carnivorous plants in the world. They eat animals because it is something that gives it nutrition and keeps it from going hungry.
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insects (e.g flies & mosquitoes. If you have a sundew and want to feed it, you can use fostered bloodworm ,small crickets ,and ants.Never feed them raw meat this will kill them!
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yes, they are.however they can be left inside with no sunlight but wont stand up.
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The scientific name for sundews is Drosera (the name of the genus). There are many species included in this genus. Examples are: Drosera capensis (see link), Drosera adelae, and Drosera binata.
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It depends which plant, there are different types of plants. There can be plants in the sea and on land all over the world.
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Firstly plants don't eat insects; they catch and digest them, there is no mechanical "eating" involved, although the "teeth" along the edge of a Venus flytrap leaves often give rise to this notion. Plants which catch and digest insects (and sometimes small mammals) are called for the main part "ins…
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Carnivorous plants typically eat insects and protozoans (animal-like protists). Carnivorous plants can live in almost any climate because they do not receive their oxygen from the soil. Yes, if the conditions are not favorable, a plant may produce by the process of photosynthesis. Carnivorous plant…
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The leaf, whatever shape, is covered in tiny hairs on the dorsal side. Each of these hairs ends in a tiny, bulbous gland. These glands secrete a viscous mucilage that contains sweet smelling sugar, which acts as a lure. When prey discovers the lure, they fly (or less often, crawl) onto the leaf, bec…
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first of it depends on the type of sundew you are growing they do need lot of light have them planted in a peat sand mix or spagnem moss only give it distilt or rain water need some humidity and lots of water use the water tray method fill a container with distil water and put your plant in it if it…
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Sundews primarily eat insects in nature, but if cultivating sundews indoors, they can be fed bloodworms, beta fish food pellets (ground up) and more. See related link
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It is a carnivorous plant
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The Pitcher Plant, Sundew Plant, Venus Flytrap, Drosera, Utricularia, Nepanthes etc.
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Venus Fly Trap, Pitcher plants, sundew
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In terms of size, the largest carnivorous plants are in the genera Nepenthes and Triphyophyllum. The Nepenthes rajah species is one of the largest and can eat frogs, geckos, skinks, and even mice. One of the most amazing carnivorous plants and well known is the Venus flytrap.
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the inorganic form of carbon is carbon dioxide
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The kingdom that phytoplankton are apart of is called Protista. To be a protist the organism also has to be apart of the other Eukaryotic kingdoms.
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The English sundew (D. Anglica) can grow from a range of 2-20 cm in height depending on the location.
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A carnivorous (meat eating) plant is a plant that eats small animals such as flies and insects. Venus fly traps and Pitcher plants are such plants. Scientists in the UK have also recently discovered a mammal-eating plant. This plant, apparently a very rare giant pitcher plant, is believed to be the …
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Yes. Just as any plant does. Bugs act like fertilizer- grow SUPER fast. My plants still grow even if they have no bugs or no openings to catch bugs, so photosynthesis keeps them going. Carnivorous plant feed on other organisms to get only Nitrogen. They should undergo photosynthesis to get carbon a…
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They have a gel substance that looks like dewdrops at their tips. Hence the name Sundew. The sticky substance called, mucilage traps its' prey. The insects become stuck and eventually digested by a secreted fluid.
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Venus fly trap, Sun dew, pitcher plant and you know even waterlily starts its life by eat an insect.
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Venus fly traps , one type of carnivorous plant, lives in the Eastern USA. They are native to North and South Carolina. You can find them in Myrtle Beach.
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a cactus has spiny leaves for protection and so the water wont evaporate so easily.
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The types of carnivorous plants are Nepenthes (tropical pitcher plants), Sarracenia (pitcher plants), Dionaea (venus fly traps), Pinguicula (butterworts), Utricularia (bladderworts), Aldrovanda (waterwheel plants), Drosera (sundews), Cephalotus (australian pitcher plants), Heliamphora (sun pitcher p…
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Sundews produce an extremely sticky substance called mucilage which attracts insects and then sticks them to the mucilage-tipped tentacles. Then the plant secretes chemical agents to dissolve the prey and release the nutrients within.
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No, however they tend to grow in harsh inviorments, such as the Venis Fly trap i have one of my own doesnt need much water and can Evan grow in sand mine is good for musqiutoes
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A Sundew Plant, is a carnivorous plant. A carnivorous plant is a plant that can also use animals, usually insects, to gain it's nutrients such as the infamous Venus Fly Trap. Sundew plants trap prey by having a special sticky substance on their leaves, this substance smells sweet, thus tempting anim…
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because there is not enough nutrients in the soil
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They eat africans like lion pizza
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Its hard to know,people are discovering new things every day so you cant know for sure.
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in swamps and wetlands.
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Eating the insect is a way of gaining nutrients or a source of food.
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some plant go to club and then they have a one night thingy but u knw
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Carnivorous plants grow in humid areas near the tropic of Cancer or Capricorn
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Well, first of all, it depends where you live, if your tropical then it might be fine, if your dry, you should probably keep them inside by a window and water them every other day. But if you live in just any other place then you'll have to put it in the right place make sure it gets enough sunlight…
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Yes. Here is a map with the range of all species of pitcher plants in America: (see link) Note the tiny section of Rhode island that is white.
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A venus fly trap is both a producer and a carnivore (a consumer). Since it makes its own food by photosynthesis, it is a producer. To make that food, it must trap and digest insects and absorb the nutrients that it doesn't get from the poor soil it grows in. So it is also a carnivore.
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yes - jack-in-the-pulpit and sundews. jack-in-the-pulpit are not necessarily "true" carnivorous plants, though.
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i don't think so
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Because they are carnivores. They eat anmals not the food they produce.
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an insect touches a leaf of a sundew plant then the leaf slowly moves and covers the insect with all those sticky stuff and then digest it and the nutrients go in the plant by tiny holes leading to the roots.
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Caterpillars are known to eat them!
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It depends, some don't such as pitcher plants they have pools of acid inside of them. But others like sundews or venus fly traps have trapes that have little hairs that when triggered the traps close , but the sundews leaves are sticky (like flypaper) and the fly gets stuck and later digested.
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tulsi,aleo vera , neem, dal cheeni, turmeric, amla, saffron, jamun , mint
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Currently, there is no known carnivorous plant that is lethal to humans. Although the chemicals inside the plant may make you feel nauseated, you are perfectly safe. If, however, you ate the gullet of a filled pitcher plant, you would be ingesting many microscopic pathogens that could be harmful to…
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in a swap.
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Because they do. Don't question nature
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Five carnivoros plants are: Venus Flytrap (Dionaea Muscipula), American Pitcher Plants (Sarracenia), Sundews (Drosera), Butterworts (Pinguicula), and Tropical Pitcher plants (Nepenthes). Some others are: the Cobra Lily, Sun Pitchers, West Australian Pitcher Plants, Dewy Pine, Rainbow plants, Bladder…
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In ordinary soil a sundew does not need any extra nitrates. In poor soil the plant can catch and digest its own supply of nutrient rich insects.
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Well, studies show that many plants have been carnivorous, but, only one is that: The Venus FlyTrap
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Predatory plants that use vey sticky hairs to stick their prey to them so they can devour it.
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I would say the most smallest carnivorous plants are the Bladderworts.
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They trap an inset on their sticky petals then send digestive juices.
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Because your face smells like cheese balls
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For some experiments, Sundew plants are grown in sand to demonstrate the ability of the roots to absorb nutrients such as Nitrates from it's surroundings. Sand is used as pure silicon sand has no natural nutrients and therefore it is possible to add or not add Nitrate based plant foods to each speci…
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NO, Man eating plants are not real
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It grows in sand.
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they are the most widespread plant and survive in all continents except the polar regions. they are carnivorous and have tentacles with gel on them to trap their prey. www.carnivorous--plants.com/sundew-plant copy this address into the address bar. it has pretty good info there. i used it for my s…
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Just as there are animals that are carnivorous ( dogs, among many) and herbivorous, Horses, cows_ - there are plants that evolved to be meat-eating in their survival plan. They are always rare. The Venus Flytrap is an example. as far as is known, there are no Carnivorous plants large enough to pose …
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No they do not they catch food by themselves they dont produce it.
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Are the fruit fly and the normal house fly the same? and if so where does the fruit fly get its name? i thought they originated off the fruit , bananas and they live and grow there if not some one set me straight
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Well, the carniverous plants are mostly found in bogs around the world! Like the Sundew, or the Venus fly trap. Have fun!
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Some plants are parasites on other plants, so you could say that they 'eat' them.
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Walmart... its a seasonal thing. Look in a florist or plant nursery.
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yes you do they need food to stay alive
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All bindweeds are flowering plants and are vines. Certainly not carnivorous, but if you interested in climbing plants and carnivorous plants you may want to research the genus 'nepenthes'.
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the best condition is sunlight
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2. they have modified leaves that trap insects.
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OK! I did a lot of research for you and I found out that it can live in moist or dry soil. Since it can live in the desert, it can survive in dry soil. It does not have strong roots but can absorb a lot. Just remember not to drown your plant if you have one, because it would most likely die. Hope I …
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Carnivorous plants must produce seeds like most plants. However, pollinating insects would be eaten by the plants if their flowers were close to the ground. To prevent this, several carnivorous plants have low-growing traps and high flowers. Cephalotus, the Australian pitcher plant, is a wonderful e…
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The sundew has a sticky substance. The insect gets on it and the sundew slowly starts to wrap itself around it. Watch the time eclipse video on how the sundew eats the fly to better understand. It is called Red Sundew eats insect (timelapse). (I would have did a link but I cant.) Sorry =( Hope I hel…
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light and water and temp.
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yes. the pichers send out the prettiest ones.
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however longit wants to live
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When an insect such as a fly or bee lands on the 'lips' of the nepenthes, they provide an uneven foothold. Of course the insect could just fly away but the nectaries containing the nectar make the plant smell irresistible to them. The inside 'walls' of the nepenthes are either very sticky or very sl…
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Sundews can survive without eating meat if they are growing in good soil. They only consume insects because the soil they grow in lacks important nutrients.
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it gets nutrients from the insects which it could not from the environment.
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it is diferent because carnivorous plants are predatotry green plants that kill animals
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no -sundews can trap flies, but sundews are members of the Genus Drosera whereas Venus Flytraps are of the Genus Dionaea. Sundews have a different technique for trapping insects, which involves using sticky dew, and using tentacles that can wrap around prey. Venus flytraps use trigger hairs to quick…
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they trap and digest insects because they need to survive so they eat insects and so that us people dont get bitten by so many insects .
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Indeed they do, in the exact same way non-carnivorous plants do.
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Yes.
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carnivores plant gulps insect inside then and after that few enzymes act on that organic matter and release certain proteins which is utilized by plants to get their various nutritional requirement
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No.
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nonvasular
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that depends on your idea of what it means to be a vegetarian. when a carnivorous plant traps and digests an insect, it breaks down the chemical components of its prey so that it may use them to carry out its own chemical functions. what this type of plant does is the same as any other plant, excep…
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i don`t know i ask you i am never coming back to this website
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