So, everyone knows about this plant right? For anyone that doesn't, the Venus Fly Trap actually does trap flies (and I believe also other small insects). It doesn't really "eat" them but more like digest their enzymes or something (for non-biologists, enzymes are found in every living organism and is necessary for bodily functions to work properly). I believe it puts the insects to sleep first using a type of poison, so for those animal-lovers, the insects don't get their enzymes sucked out of them while they're struggling and conscious ^-^;; Here's 2 more pics of my baby:
So me, being the obnoxious brat that I am, had to test out wether this thing really works or not right? So I took a pen and poked the inside of the trap. At first nothing happened. Then I saw these little tiny black-ish spikes on the inside of the trap:
(<--not my picture, found it on google)
and I remembered I read somewhere that the Fly Trap uses those spikes as sensors to detect if an insect had been lured into the trap. So out comes the pen again and probed one of the little spikes. I was incredibly amused when the trap actually snapped shut on me XDD Just try and come annoy me now you darn flies!!!
Here's one last pic of a fly trap with a fly in it:
This pic is again not mine. None of my traps had actual flies in them although one has an exo-skeleton of some other type of insect and another one has a wing or two of some insect.
And on a completely unrelated note, here's my scehdule for University next year. I've been put on academic probation cuz my CGPA is below 4.5 (it's a 4.2 or 4.3 I think) but I'm pretty sure I can get it up to at least a 4.5 by the end of the Fall semester next year if I just work a little harder (like actually reading the text book and putting some effort into essays instead of doing them the night before. All things consider I think I did pretty well for not reading at all last semester and just whipping up papers out of thin-air lol)