Carnivorous plants in action

How carnivores catch their prey

Carnivorous plants live on insects that they catch themselves, as you probably already know. This film shows you precisely how they do it.

How carnivorous plants catch their food  

This YouTube video clearly shows how carnivorous plants catch their prey. Warning: the video is not suitable for the very sensitive, vegans or insect lovers. But there is also good news, since some potential meals do manage to get away in this film.

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Want to know more? 

The Carnivorous plants dossier in the Plant Guide can tell you a lot more about these carnivores, such as the various ways in which they catch insects, the various types of carnivorous plants, and how to look after them.