An Essay On Venus Flytrap

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In this research paper I’ll be talking about the diet of a Venus Flytrap, what it can and can’t eat, and how it takes nutrients from things they eat. But first i feel like i need to explain what a Venus Flytrap is. The Venus Flytrap was discovered 1875 by Charles Dawson on , "Insectivorous Plants," that the Venus flytrap is "one of the most wonderful [plants] in the world." There's no doubt that this opinion was formed after watching the jaws of this plant snap around an insect,capturing it for a meal. The Venus fly traps is a small plant. It grow to around 5 inches (13 centimeters) in diameter. Each plant usually has about six stems with hinged leaves. The edges of the leaves are lined with "teeth," and the leaves fit together like a clamshell. When the leaves snap shut, they form a trap. An individual trap grows to around 1 inch (3 cm),…show more content…
We would be feeding the traps human food such as raw ground beef, raw pork, raw chicken, sugary drinks such as soda, chips and candy. Those foods are mainly eaten by humans, most of those foods gives nutrients while others do not. We're curious to see which of the three plants will live off of human food and which ones will die off from starvation and lack of nurturance. Since most of these foods won’t give as off much nutrients that the trap needs to survive. During this experiment we would be feeding the traps human food such as raw ground beef, raw pork, raw chicken, sugary drinks such as soda, chips and candy. Food the Venus Flytraps are completely different from what humans eat. They also digest their food differently than we do. Each side of the trap has three to four sensor hairs, each no longer than 0.2 inches (0.5 centimeters). An insect must trip a hair twice or two hairs within 20 seconds for the trap to respond; this allows it to avoid snapping shut on raindrops or other false

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