Scientist has discovered killer plant which sucks its prey with record speed. Aquatic, meat-eating bladderworts are among the world's best suckers and they have just been named the fastest trapping carnivorous plants, according to a Proceedings of the Royal Society B study.
Their traps suck in prey in less than a millisecond, making this one of the speediest movements in the entire plant kingdom.
"The popular Dioneais one hundred times slower," co-author Philippe Marmottant told Discovery News.
Marmottant, a researcher in the Interdisciplinary Physics Laboratory at Grenoble University, and his colleagues used high-speed video cameras and powerful microscopes to capture the trapping action of three species of bladderworts in the genus Utricularia.
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