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Five years ago i'm sorry millions of . years ago a number of plants went . through a remarkable adaptation these . photosynthetic plants live in nutrition . poor environments often lacking . insufficient nitrogen and so they . evolved the capacity to supplement their . diets by trapping and eating animal . flesh like my mom used to say if you . need calcium eat a milkman . yep that's what she said perhaps the . most well-known of these carnivorous . plants is the venus flytrap its leaves . are divided into two lobes hinged along . midrib small trigger hairs on each lobe. are extremely sensitive to touch when . these hairs are bent ion channels at the . base of the hairs open this generates an . electrochemical signal which then. changes cells in the midrib and allow . the lobes which are held under tension . to snap shut it is truly as if we are . watching a subtle gears tick of nature's . exquisite bark . why did you bleep that i said god you're . making it sound like i'm saying oh . okay the leaves shut in two phases at . first the closure is fast but only part . of the way. trapping larger prey but allowing . smaller less nutritious animals to. escape hey i saw that that is soaked up . as if the fly doesn't have enough to . worry about if the right sized insect is . captured the finger like cilia that . lines the top of the leaves laced . together eventually forming an airtight . seal so that the plant's digestive . juices don't leak out and bacteria can't . get in over the next five to 12 days the . insect or very unlucky frog is digested . after which the flytrap will open again . if this seems grotesque to you they . imagine what a salad looks like to a . plant think of this is revenge for your . mixed greens of horror . if the flytrap is like getting your arms . chopped off by the sneeze screen at a. chili's salad bar the drosera is dead. by lollipop hugging the drosera is also. called the sun dear it's tiny tentacle . hairs glisten as though tipped with a . drop of dew it is in fact not deer but . rather musil arse secreted by the sun . deers musil arse glands know this musa . large is not like that peanut buttery . lung cookie throat it up on the subway . this musa large is a thick sticky . glue-like substance that both in snares. and digests its prey the tentacles . respond to the slightest touch causing . other tentacles to slowly bend towards. the prey and downwards the more the . animal struggles the more they are . entangled in this external stomach . except if you are this spider this . spider does not give up some of the . largest carnivorous plants employ a. different more passive strategy . nepenthez or pitcher plants have. modified leaves that act as pitfall . traps sugary nectar is secreted near the . pitchers parastone or rim drawing . insects towards a slippery inner wall. which causes prey to fall into and . eventually drown in the digestive juices . below what the hell angle is this for a . shot the inventor of the kickstarter . toilet cam finally caught a break . yeah doughnuts for nature videos just be . hashtag blessed that you don't have to . worry about falling into a stomach in . borneo three species of nepenthez engage . in a mutualistic interaction with the. mountain tree shrew these plants produce . toilet pitchers which is already two . words that should not be that close . together they exude a nectar in a way . that is only readily accessible when the . shrew places its butt over the pitchers . orifice it's like a form of payment like . a restaurant with toilets as seats it's . a lot to take in . mutualism is the way to organisms of . different species exist in a . relationship in which each individual . benefits from the activity of the other. the shrew benefits from eating the . exuding nectar while the pitcher plant . benefits because some puns in its mouth. win-win the feces of the shrew is in . fact a simple inefficient way for the . plant to receive nutrients and it is a . perfect example of one of nature's most . fundamental rules if there is a hole . something will crawl up in there and . poop in it you can try this by the way . fly down and put some honey on your nose . and open your mouth it's so hey bob bob . bob seriously bob bob . .
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