Venus Fly Trap – The Carnivorous Plant. Enlightening the mystery of flash destroying plant. Creature that reacts moves and functions as animal but indeed does not have a stomach.
The Venus Fly Trap amaze scientists for thousands of years. Any insect not lucky enough who settle around the bright blossom of the Venus Fly Trap one of the carnivorous plant’s traps will be very quickly trapped between bright pulps in seconds. The mysterious question is how is possible a plant with no nerves and muscles to react so fast and effectively?
How Does a Venus Fly Trap Function?
The carnivorous plant turns out the Venus fly trap as a power plant. It is able to generate signals helping to overtake the luck of musculus. From another point of view luck of stomach in not a problem as well as rich chemical substances accompany digestion processes that in most scenarios are function of stomach and digestion system .
Traps them selves are mutation of a leaves with attractive color and smell to attract potential victims. Mid-rib of the leaves function as main vein, joining the two parts. Secrete a sweet sap to attract insects. On the inside tiny sensitive parts are used as tigers. If an insect, spider or human finger touches more than one of these parts — or the same parts more than once — in the time period of a few seconds, the trap closed.
When a trap is open, each leaf is bulging in shape, its red bulging. When something triggers the trap, the sections flip to arrangement in less than a second, forming a pocket functioning as stomach.
As this electrical charge moves towards the center of the trap, it opens specific holes in the outside area of the trap, permitting the water to flow from the the inside of the parts to the outside. The dramatic change in pressure fling the parts.
Plant relies on electrical signals. Venus Fly Trap as well as all other plants don’t have nerves or even nervous systems. All plants and living cells are electrical . The main thesis is physics but also and biology and chemistry.
All cells use a membrane to separate what’s inside them from what’s outside them. Especially smallest molecules can easily entering and leaving the cell, but most of them travel through special channels found within the membrane. Most common migrants named ions. Units like potassium, calcium and chloride.
Whenever a tissue separates different groups, it creates the potential for an electrical current. Special pumps and channels acts as admission point. This regulates the flow of charged particles across the membrane. The flow in and out could be understand as electrical signals.
- Bug steps into main plant area;
- Moving in to the plant sensitive area activate sensors as first touch just trigger the trap;
- Venus fly trap is alarmed. Electrical impulse is activate trap in stand by regime;
- At second touch of the sensitive parts of the Venus Fly Trap body, the trap close it self leaving insect in between.
Once the meal or insect have been captured, the Venus fly trap starts digesting it by flowing rich of protein liquid helping to control the rate of chemical reactions. They react like acidic melting the victims and allowing the plant to absorb the substance it can’t get from the soil in which it grows. Once this process is over the plant open its trap again reactivating it for future “guests”.