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Carnivorous Plants in the Wilderness
by Makoto Honda

 

Carnivorous Plants Story
Picture book for a young audience / Kindle Edition

by
Makoto Honda

Copyright (c) 2013-2017 by Makoto Honda. All Rights Reserved.

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Suction Traps  The last method is a suction trap. This is found in a group of aquatic plants called bladderworts. The plants bear a large number of tiny, sometimes microscopic, balloon-like sacs in the water (or in water-logged soil). When a tiny water animal approaches one of the sacs, it is instantly sucked into the trap and imprisoned inside. There are over 200 species of bladderworts worldwide.

 

 
This is a trap (or bladder) of a bladderwort plant (Utricularia). A bladder is a miniature sac capable of swallowing a tiny water animal with amazing speed.

 

 
Underwater traps of an aquatic bladderwort. A worm approaches the trap mouth (right).

 


A terrestrial bladderwort plant, Utricularia desenii.

 


Traps of a terrestrial bladderwort plant, Utricularia desenii.

 

INTRODUCTION   PITFALL TRAPS   FLYPAPER TRAPS   SNAP TRAPS   SUCTION TRAPS   VENUS FLYTRAP   SUNDEWS   PITCHER PLANTS   COBRA PLANT   BUTTERWORTS   BLADDERWORTS


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