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Bats use carnivorous pitcher plants as living toilets

Birds may bomb cars with airborne droppings, but bats apparently use living toilets made of carnivorous plants, gracing them with their fecal matter, scientists find. Pitcher plants get their name from the long juglike structures they form from rolled-up ...

Petunias and potatoes may be carnivorous

Petunias and potatoes may actually be carnivorous plants, scientists now suggest. Indeed, carnivorous behavior may be far more widespread in plants than commonly thought — if we take a closer look, botanists said. At least six different kinds of killer ...

Rain helps carnivorous plants catapult ants for food

Instead these bugs "end up in the pitcher fluid instead of finding a safe and dry place." [Image Gallery: Wacky Carnivorous Plants ] Using medium-size lab-created raindrops, the researchers were able to knock about 40 percent of the ants off the lid and ...

Carnivorous plants employ services of bodyguard ants

Carnivorous plants can have valuable allies in ants, benefiting from their feces and janitor, bodyguard and cutthroat services, researchers say. The carnivorous pitcher plant Nepenthes bicalcarata dwells in the nutrient-poor peat swamp forests of Borneo.

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Carnivorous plant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Updated April. 15, 2014

Carnivorous plants are plants that derive some or most of their nutrients (but not energy) from trapping and consuming animals or protozoans, typically insects and ...

Carnivorous Plants | Carnivorous Plant Nursery

Updated April. 14, 2014

Carnivorous Plant Nursery is the leading provider of engaging educational materials that use carnivorous plants to promote environmental stewardship.

International Carnivorous Plant Society - International ...

Updated April. 15, 2014

Includes news, events, seed bank, conservation information, and photos. Creator of the International Carnivorous Plant Society web ring.

Carnivorous plants for sale: California Carnivores ...

Updated April. 15, 2014

Carnivorous plants for sale at California Carnivores, the largest retail carnivorous plant nursery in North America, home of the worlds largest collection of ...