What Makes a Venus Flytrap Snap
What Makes a Venus Flytrap Snap
To avoid wasting digestive energy, the plant only seals shut after sensing certain prey movements.
What Makes a Venus Flytrap Snap
What Makes a Venus Flytrap Snap

To avoid wasting digestive energy, the plant only seals shut after sensing certain prey movements.

To avoid wasting digestive energy, the plant only seals shut after sensing certain prey movements.

Venus flytrap
Infographic: How a Venus Flytrap Snaps
Infographic: How a Venus Flytrap Snaps
Kerry Grens | Mar 1, 2020
Trigger hairs on the lobes of the trap are tuned to respond to wriggling prey.
Calculating Predator
Calculating Predator
Catherine Offord | Jan 24, 2016
The Venus flytrap tailors its response to prey by counting the number of action potentials induced by trigger hairs inside its trap.