The Venus flytrap Dionaea muscipula, is a carnivorous plant native to subtropical wetlands on the East Coast of the. Dionaea muscipula (Venus Flytrap) ready to spring! Like other plants, Venus' Flytraps gather nutrients from gases in the air and nutrients in the soil. However. As photosynthetic plants, Venus flytraps do not rely on carnivory for energy but rather use the nitrogen-rich animal proteins to enable their survival in marginal.
Luken had spotted a healthy patch of Venus flytraps there on an earlier expedition. To reach them, we were following a power-line corridor that cut through. The Venus flytrap plant is a carnivorous plant that catches and digests mainly insects to supplement its nutrition. It catches an insect by closing. The Venus flytrap has turned the tables on insects, which it snares in its traps and digests. Scientists are unlocking just how the plant does it.
Venus Flytraps attract their prey using sweet nectar. Touch a trigger hair twice, or two hairs in quick succession, and an electric charge closes the trap. Venus flytraps are cool, and feeding them is fun. What's more, even the healthiest plant will eventually slow down its growth if it doesn't catch. Earlier this month four men were arrested for poaching on the Holly Shelter Game Land preserve in North Carolina. Their arrest made national.