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Flesh Eaters: Carnivorous Plants Lure Insects Into Their Deadly Clutches

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Watch the video Flesh Eaters: Carnivorous Plants Lure Insects Into Their Deadly Clutches on Yahoo Yahoo. THESE carnivorous plants make light work of any insects that stray into their deadly clutches. This set showcases an array of bug-eating plants, from the Venus flytrap - beloved of children the world over - to the Cape sundew, which lures insect life in with drops of sweet-smelling fluid on the highly-adhesive tentacles that line its leaves. Surrounding tentacles then move to further ensnare the insect, before glands on the leaf start to release digestive enzymes - liquefying the insect's internal organs and allowing them to be digested by the plant. Videographer / Director: Francis Chee / Sinclair Stammers / SPL, Producer: Thomas Midlane, Editor: Ian Phillips.