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Garden vegetables such as tomatoes and potatoes have been found to be deadly killers on a par with Venus fly traps, according to research
New research shows that they capture and kill small insects with sticky hairs on their stems and then absorb nutrients through their roots when the animals decay and fall to the ground
We suspect in the domesticated varieties they are getting plenty of food through the roots from us so don’t get much benefit from trapping insects. In the wild they could be functioning in the way that could properly be considered carnivorous
Originally posted by xstealth
Im no scientist here, but how much nutrients can a small insect, I would assume no bigger then a flea, could give?
Interesting, but I just feel like it would be useless unless the insects are large.
Originally posted by EMPIRE
Yeah but put a hornworm in their midst and see what happens.