A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

What does the guard hair of a Venus flytrap do?

Best Answers

The initial response to a trigger event results in a partial closure of the trap, with these 'hairs' crossing loosely. Very small insects can escape, so the plant doesn't waste energy trying to digest 'junk food'. read more

The initial response to a trigger event results in a partial closure of the trap, with these ‘hairs’ crossing loosely. Very small insects can escape, so the plant doesn’t waste energy trying to digest ‘junk food’. read more

The Venus Fly Trap is a novelty houseplant. As a potted plant, it has been my experience that Venus Fly Traps do not live very long. However, here are my recommendations on how to treat it. The flytrap comes in a pot that is likely filled with moss rather than potting soil. It usually lives in an acidic soil, and so you don’t want to repot it. read more

Encyclopedia Research

Wikipedia:

Further Research

Before eating, Venus flytraps must ‘count’
www.sciencenewsforstudents.org

How does the Venus flytrap digest flies?
www.scientificamerican.com