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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.
2. they have modified leaves that trap insects.
OK! I did a lot of research for you and I found out that it canlive in moist or dry soil. Since it can live in the desert, it cansurvive in dry soil. It does not have strong roots but can absorb alot. Just remember not to drown your plant if you have one, becauseit would most likely die. Hope I...
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...
The sundew has a sticky substance. The insect gets on it and thesundew slowly starts to wrap itself around it. Watch the timeeclipse 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...
Your Venus Flytrap should be implanted in moist soil. Whenever this soil looks/feels dry, it needs watering. The amount of water it needs depends on whether its soil is dry or not. Tip: You shouldn't pour water over your plant, because it goes right through the vase. You should always have water...
Venus Flytraps grow in nutrient poor bogs. They get their nutrients from the insects they trap.
The purple pitcher plant is a beautiful and unique plant. QueenVictoria chose this plant to put on the Newfoundland penny. In1954, it was chosen as the floral emblem of Newfoundland andLabrador. Charles Darwin called it "the most wonderful in theworld''.
A Venus Flytrap makes its own food by photosynthesis. To make that food, it must trap and digest insects and absorb the nutrients that are missing from the soil it grows in. That means it is both a producer and a consumer.
Yes it would because it eats insects and flies.
It lives in places where there are low mineral levels in the soil, so it gathers these vital nutrients from catching and digesting insects.
yes. the pichers send out the prettiest ones.
Vascular. The plant could not support that pitcher full of water otherwise.
The Venus flytrap has been successfully transplanted and grown in many locales around the world. It is found natively only in North and South Carolina in the United States. The carnivorous adaptations of the Venus flytrap allow it to thrive in environments poor in nitrogen and phosphorus, such as...
Because thats how they get there food and eat it. First the bug goes into its mouth then it traps it so the bug does not get away and then th bug dies and the venus fly trap eats it.
Spiky leaves, flat heads, green with red in their mouths.
The Venus Flytrap is a carnivorous plant. It takes nutrients frominsects and spiders that become trapped inside its leaves.
no, the sundew is a plant and has plant cells
insects. im not sure if they can eat anything else HAnnah =)
It adapted to its surroundings by becoming a carnivorousness plant because where it was growing it had poor soil. It has tinny hairs and when a bug walks along its mouth it ca feel the vibrations and it will shut and not open for 2-5 days so it can digest the bug.
however longit wants to live
Habitat destruction by humans.
The Venus Flytrap is from the Kingdom Plantae, Order Caryophyllales, Family Droseraceae, and Genus Dionaea.
No, it is just a trap and not a very brutal one, just enough to hold a fly. In order for the plant to hurt you, you would have to leave you finger (or whatever) in the trap until the digestive enzymes have a chance to burn through your epidermis, which would be days. Also, the plant does not have...
Well the obvious answer is bugs. Make sure that they are not too large (when the trap closes, they should not stick out) or too small (by design, Venus Flytraps do not trap smaller insects because each 'trap' can only fire a certain number of times and it isn't worth it to fire for something very...
A Venus Flytrap should be fed 2 or 3 times a month.
The Venus Flytrap attracts insect by secreting a sweet nectar. Whena bug lands inside, it triggers the Venus Flytrap to quickly closethe leaves and entrap the insect.
A Venus flytrap can eat what it could catch in the wild so it would eat eg: grasshoppers crickets flies and anything that can really fly some people feed them maggots that won't hurt them.
You feed it a couple of bugs per month and water it a little to keep its soil moist.
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...
Sure! It eats insects and frogs. Though, they can't harm bigger animals such as lions.
A venus fly trap will eat: Ants Flies Spiders Mosquitos Maggots Caterpillars Beetles
Cold climates can kill the Venus Flytrap as it likes to be kept in warm, moist conditions. Also, animals such as cats can disturb a Venus Flytrap by eating parts off it. Lastly, feeding the VF correctly is important. Remember not to give it tap water, and try to feed it live bugs.
Plants take carbon dioxide from the air and use it in a action called photosynthisis in which the plant makes food and energy. When phtosynthisis is completed plants expell oxygen. .
The small spikes inside the "trap" of the plant are the actuator hairs, once a fly or small insect has moved these a few times the "trap" is activated and closes on the insect.
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.
it gets nutrients from the insects which it could not from the environment.
Flytraps have 50 chromosomes.
Drosera capensis is a collectors item, much like other insectivorous plants
Yes because it has to sense the insect to be able to catch it.
You feed them bugs but don't feed them any human food like hamburgers and keep them in a bowl or tray of water
it is diferent because carnivorous plants are predatotry green plants that kill animals
it eats insects and no other plant does.
i don't believe venus flytraps have backbones because they areplants
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...
Nothing. Venus Flytraps cannot harm humans.
Yes, Venus Flytraps have leaves as all plants do.
It is slowly digested using special enzymes over a period of around 10 days.
The Venus Flytrap is a plant known by the scientific name Dionaea muscipula. It is a carnivorous plant that will eat small insects and arachnids (spiders). It does so by sensing its prey with small hairs. When two of these are touched the plant will close on its prey.
1) Both are alive/were alive at one point 2) Both are plants 3) Both grow in soil 4) Both live on earth 5) Both have a "Y" in the name 6) Both are real 7) Both have roots
The Venus Flytrap belongs to the Plantae kingdom. Plantae it goes in the plant kingdom, of course. Plantea or plant still even thought it is carnivorous, technically it is still a plant. Hope this helps T.M.M :-)
they can but the catapillars can eat their way out sometimes
some nepenthes plants get big enough to capture a pelican.
The Venus Fly Trap sweet-smelling sap to attract insects and arachnids. The Venus Fly Trap is only one of the many carnivorous plants. They have existed on this planet for thousands of years. There are more than 500 different kinds of these plants, with appetites ranging...
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 .
Venus Flytraps can determine whether it's prey is living or not. This is why the trap won't close due to rain but if the prey is determined living it will close in about 0.1 seconds.
Carnivorous plants eat bugs. Specifically, these plants trap bugs in order to meet nutrient needs that are lacking in the poor soils in which they generally grow. Among the best known examples of carnivorous plants are butterworts and sundews; corkscrews; flytraps and waterwheels; and pitcher...
Indeed they do, in the exact same way non-carnivorous plants do.
No, a Venus Flytrap is an angiosperm.
small tiny black size or flys
No, the Venus Flytrap does not have an eyeball.
They will just need plenty of water and sunlight. But they do eat little small gnats that are in thier soil. .
A Venus Flytrap plant uses a modified leaf. The leaf snaps shut so the prey can not escape. Then the digestive juices begin to digest the prey while it is still alive. The plant behaves like a spider.
yes if its gets in the way and if its small enough it can eat an animal.
Venus Flytraps are important to life because they shallow deadly insects and keeps bugs away from us. Without the Venus Flytraps, thousands and thousands of deadly insects, such as mosquitoes which bring us malaria and locusts, bees etc would live to exist beside us on Earth. More importantly,...
Because plantae consits of all living and extinct plants.
No, they are not very tasty and don't have much nutritional value.
Bugs, but don't feed it ants. Lots of people feed it hamburger meat, but that is NOT a good idea.
It is because the plant produces a sticky dew that attracts flies.
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
The scientific name for the Venus Flytrap is Dionaea muscipula.
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The Venus Flytrap moves because it's a living thing.
Flies and other flying insects supplement its nutrition from the soil on which it lives. Sometimes if there is a large Venus Flytrap it will eat a small frog or toad. The Venus Flytrap lives on soils that are poor in nutrients, and in particular nitrogen compounds, such as nitrates, that the...
Yes. Many People do not like bugs flying around their homes if you are one of those people than yes.
depends, if ur a bug then yeah its strong
The Venus Flytrap, along with other carniverous plants, evolved in an environment devoid of nitrogen and phosphorous compounds which it would need to survive. It obtains these "foods" by digesting prey, whereas most plants obtain these foods from the soil via their root systems. Flytraps actually...
When a fly touches one of the tiny hairs, the trap automatically gets triggered to shut.
No, but they do make oxygen as a product of photosynthesis. Venus Flytraps work like any plant, except that they can acquire extra nutrients from bugs.
For: They won't attract stink bugs from what I've read. If you drop the bug into the container which has the trap and close it off, the stink bugs fate is sealed. They do not harm your VFT in any way as long as the trap can close around them. The stink doesn't affect the plant. Against: I...
No, but you can splice them.
Yes, they do. In the Spring, the Venus Flytrap send up tall stalks lined with small, white flowers. The stalks are tall so that the flowers will not get caught in the trapping leaves. In addition, insects pollinating the flowers will not be trapped either.
A Venus Flytrap needs insects in order to survive like any other plant. As they typically grow in a boggy environment with few nutrients, insects are the best way for the Venus Flytrap to survive and feed on.
The trigger hairs in the Venus Flytrap help it catch food. A Venus Flytrap's mouth has the triggers hairs on its base so when the fly lands on it and touches a couple of the triggers hairs, it triggers the mouth to close. This is an important and valuable adaptation for the plant in order to survive...
When the hairs are stimulated, the "trap" closes.
Simply a 'mouth' or 'trap'.
They weaken during the winter and then eventually die.
The families Nepenthaceae and Sarraceniaceae are the best-known and largest groups of pitcher plants.
That is a good question. The Venus Flytrap holds sweet smelling acids in its "jaws." It opens and waits for a bug to jump or fly onto its trigger hairs, and then it clamps shut. The acids slowly digest the bug.