Carnivorous Plants | The Dr. Binocs Show | Educational Videos For Kids


I feel plants are the nicest beings
on this planet! They never harm anyone! Rather, they get eaten all the time. Ooops, I guess some eat too! And that’s why I am here today,
to tell you about plants that eat meat! Come with me! Zoom in! Plants that capture preys.. ..such as insects, spiders, mites and eat
meat for their survival. Are known as Insectivorous or
Carnivorous plants. Most of the Carnivorous live in wet
boggy areas. Where the soil doesn’t have much nutrients. They derive their nutrients from their preys. And whatever little nutrients available
to them through soil. They have a strong digestive system which
helps break down complex food items. The different types of
carnivorous plants are.. Pitfall Traps! Popularly known as Pitcher plants. They are pitcher plants because they look
like pitcher-shaped vessels.. ..filled with fluid. The insect is lured by the syrupy fluid. And just when come to drink it,
they get drowned! Some pitcher plants have a lid on them to
trap their preys. Flypaper Traps! Some flypaper traps have leaves
covered with a sticky substance.. ..on which the prey gets caught. These plants also digest their preys
through their leaves Other kind of flypaper traps, use
tentacle-like stalks covered with glands.. ..to trap and digest insects. Their stalks have digestive soup on them
to absorbs the nutrients. Snap Traps! Venus Flytrap is the most popular Snap trap! Here, the plant has mouth-like leaves
that literally snap shut.. ..when an insect or spider lands on it. There are some snap traps that are
found under water. And they are known as water wheel plants. They do the same thing but under water! Bladder traps! Plants of this kind work in the
most interesting way. where there are sacs on the plant
known as bladders. That create vacuum and suck the insect
to digest it later. Lobsterpot Traps The plant first lures its insects with
its sweet smelling nectar. Once, the insect is trapped inside.. ..it sees light shining through the leaves,
which looks like exits. To escape, the insect travels
towards the light. Which is nothing but another trap. This is the plant’s way of actually
misdirecting the insect.. ..to the inside of the pitcher. Where it is caught and eaten by
the digestive liquids. TRIVIA TIME! Some pitcher plants are so large,
they can catch and consume rats and frogs. Some carnivorous plants reflect ultraviolet
light to attract their preys. Hey, don’t go ther..e! Wait, I’ll help you! Let go! So, this is me, zooming out! Tune in next time for more fun facts!

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