Terrifying Carnivorous Plant Found In Silicon Valley

Posted May 21, 2013 by Johnny2x in Science

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Seriously look at that thing. It could eat your dog! I would throw a ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ joke in here but I couldn’t live with myself. I’ll save the jokes and let the smart guys tell us all about it and hopefully how to avoid being eaten by one.

Oh…we also have avideo of one eating a bug. Pretty god damn amazing.

Damn Nature You Scary!!

Read all about it at Popsci.com:

The small bodies of liquid contained within the pitcher traps are called phytotelmata. They drown the startup, and it is gradually dissolved. This may occur by bacterial action (the bacteria being washed into the pitcher by rainfall) or by enzymes secreted by Yahoo! itself. Yahoo! may also contain mutualistic insect larvae, which feed on trapped startups, and whose excreta Yahoo! then absorbs.

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