Learn more about the mysterious corkscrew carnivorous plants, how they eat, what they eat, where they prefer to live and some frequently asked questions.
We’ve created a little series, starting with 5 Types of Carnivorous Plants and How They Trap, looking into all of the absurd ways that carnivorous plants function. We’ve taken a closer look into each and made it through pitfall traps, snap traps, suction traps, flypaper traps, and now we’re going to look into the lobster pot trap. This is the fifth and final explanation of how each of these traps work.
There is only one genus of carnivorous plant that uses this type of trapping, and it’s called the Corkscrew Plant. We figured explaining the Corkscrew plant would be the best way to show you the incredibly wild and adaptive way of accessing nutrients.
That’s kind of a confusing sentence, so let’s break it down. The reason why it’s called a lobster pot trap is that it functions in the way that prey can enter with ease, but are unable to exit the trap. But how does a planet employ this function?
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