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Posted 25 January 2016 - 02:48 PM

This is a killer. Look at the number of flies it caught in just 1 day
http://i498.photobucket.com/albums/rr346/trelch/STHH0431_zpsm8bgsgvx.jpg
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Posted 25 January 2016 - 03:08 PM

Close uphttp://i498.photobucket.com/albums/rr346/trelch/STHH0432_zpsm03fz0sf.jpg
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Posted 25 January 2016 - 04:38 PM

Don't the flies have some form of sense not to land on a sticky deadly plant after seeing their friends die


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Posted 25 January 2016 - 04:49 PM

 SalmanTropical, on 25 January 2016 - 04:38 PM, said:

Don't the flies have some form of sense not to land on a sticky deadly plant after seeing their friends die


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Maybe I only caught the stupid flies.
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Posted 25 January 2016 - 06:12 PM

 sthh, on 25 January 2016 - 04:49 PM, said:

Maybe I only caught the stupid flies.


Smear some of your blood on the sundew and see if it'll trap mosquitoes too!
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Posted 25 January 2016 - 07:19 PM

 lazearus, on 25 January 2016 - 06:12 PM, said:

Smear some of your blood on the sundew and see if it'll trap mosquitoes too!


Good idea. I will go and slash my arms and legs, and splatter blood all over these sundew leaves.
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Posted 25 January 2016 - 07:41 PM

That might just kill the sundews
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Posted 25 January 2016 - 11:04 PM

Sthh and lazzy : please tell me you all are joking... :hysterical:/> mosquitoes like warm blood.

just explaining the plant's behavior.
=> dew are the traps which appear to be nectar to insects
=> flies attracted to the plant and got trapped with the dew
=> they dont die immediately and will struggle with sticky substance
=> at this juncture, those trapped ones appear to be 'swimming/feasting'the nectar which attract nearby flies / bigger predators to swarm over.
=> think of this like a someone found a great steal during the GSS and everyone wants a piece of it.
=> by the time all other flies realize it's a trap, they dont live to tell.
=> now the plant have to quickly digest and dispose of the corpses so that they can start the whole story again.
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