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A small ant struggles to free itself from the mucilage on the leaf surface of Pinguicula primuliflora.
Freedom seems so near, just an arm's length away, yet so far....
mucilage from the stalked glands easily detaches itself from the glands
A glue firmly holds an ant's leg.....
later............ The exhausted ant knees down.
The ant lies in
the pool of digestive fluids.... The game is over.
Four days later...
The fluids had entered the ant's body
Another visitor : Standing high............ "How come the floor is wet? Does anyone know?..."
Stalked glands with a near-perfect
Hairs along the leaf center.... appears multi-cellular.
Glandular hairs on the flower stem of P. primuliflora
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