Killer plant sucks prey incredible speed

Scientist has discovered killer plant which sucks its prey with record speed.

Killer plant sucks prey incredible speed

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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