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Carnivorous Plant Time Lapse: Cape Sundew (Drosera Capensis) "eating" a Fruit Fly

A wonderfully-interesting carnivorous plant, the sticky "tentacles" attract and catch flies and other bugs.

 

Contact triggers a curling reaction, where the plant wraps up its prey and eventually digests and absorbs the victim's nutrients.

 

This scene was about 4 hours in real-time, while I was working in the morning.

Made with a Canon SX100IS + CHDK.

 

Also see this 2010 version, using offspring of this plant.

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Uploaded on July 3, 2009