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Prey-Catching Digest: Catapult-Flypaper-trap


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This short film features the prey-catching by the catapult-flypaper-trap of Drosera glanduligera. Simon Poppinga from the Plant Biomechanics Group of the Botanic Garden of the University Freiburg (Head Prof. Dr. Thomas Speck) operated the high-speed camera and the scanning electron microscope. The HD-shots were made by Irmgard and myself on our living-room table, using our Sony Z5 camera. This digest shows explicitly the prey-catching of the catapult-flypaper-trap and was new edited for those, who like to see just the basal principles, and not the complete documentation on our examinations. Our collaboration with the Plant Biomechanics Group "Catapulting Tentacles in a Sticky Carnivorous Plant" was published on September 26 2012 at PLOS ONE (http://dx.plos.org/1...al.pone.0045735).

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