Sunday, March 21

This plant eats animals’ poo.


And all along, it was believed that the plant eats small animals.
Still, it is bizarre-right? Avegetation that traps small animals’ poo!

Look at the trap set up the plant called ‘Pitcher Plant’. This pitcher plant also known as Giant Pitcher is found in Borneo.

The pitcher uses tasty nectar to attract tree shrews, then ensures its pitcher is big enough to collect the feeding mammal's droppings.

Pitcher plants have elaborate structures which entice creatures such as ants or spiders into a precarious position, from which they fall into a fluid-filled trap, where they drown and are ingested.

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