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Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Nov 2003

posted posted 05-13-2009 03:31

I spent a few hours to-day trying to set up some macro photographs of a fly that was falling about all over my windowsill. While setting that shot up I practised with a series of shots of plants that I hope to use in a stack.
The fly ended up as a snack for my new Venus fly trap (Dionaea muscipula).

This is the fly trap in question. I think you should be able to make out the three trigger hairs on either side of the leaf trap.

This is one of those traps even closer. The surface of the inside of the traps is coated in a type of nectar that attracts the insects

This third shot is just about the closest I could get. This is the trigger hair that, if touched two or three times, will cause the trap to close.

I have linked to a short video of the trap actually closing. Venus Fly Trap in action

Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Florida
Insane since: Mar 2005

posted posted 05-13-2009 04:45

Nice shots.

Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Nov 2003

posted posted 05-13-2009 18:45

Thanks reisio
This is a shot showing how the trap itself closes when it has a live prey inside and when it closes without. The trap on the left shut a few minutes before the one on the right. It did not catch anything as it closed. The trap to the right is the one featured in the video that caught the fly. An hour or so after it caught the fly it continued to press the trap jaws tighter together.

Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Darwin, NT, Australia
Insane since: Dec 2003

posted posted 05-15-2009 12:04

Cool stuff there Tao

White Hawk
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: zero divided.
Insane since: May 2004

posted posted 03-01-2010 12:57

I hadn't seen this before. Fantastic!

Your pictures illustrate part of the mechanism I've never seen before. Really, really interesting stuff.

Thanks Tao!

Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: The Happy Hunting Grounds...
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 03-01-2010 16:21

Feed me, Seymore!

WebShaman | The keenest sorrow (and greatest truth) is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
- Sophocles

Obsessive-Compulsive (I) Inmate

Insane since: Dec 2011

posted posted 12-25-2011 09:31

its really awesome and beautiful, looking so beautiful, thanks to sahre with us, i see these kind of pictures more in [edit tp - spam removed]Actresses profiles[/url] site, appreciated men,

(Edited by Tyberius Prime on 12-25-2011 19:21)

Nervous Wreck (II) Inmate

Insane since: Oct 2014

posted posted 10-29-2014 12:21

I love it, Awesome photography, I big lover of natural photography, hey which camera did you used?


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