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by Makoto Honda

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Venus Flytrap - Cup Trap







At home I fed my Cup Trap a tiny piece of albumen (boiled egg white).
I wanted to see how much the trap will close.
I did not pinch the trap from outside. I just poked the albumen with the head of a pin to stimulate the trigger hairs.
The trap definitely closed from the open, undisturbed position, but not completely.





2011-May-02  Twenty hours later --- after feeding egg white.