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by Makoto Honda
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Dionaea muscipula                                                                                                                                    © 2009 Makoto Honda. All Rights Reserved



Flytrapping sequence.  1) A fly enters the trap.  2) The trap snap shut, in less than half a second. 3) The trap closes tight during the narrowing phase, as the fly struggles inside.  4) Several hours later. The seal is complete, and the digestive fluids are secreted into the trap.

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