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What’s inside the stomach of a carnivorous Pitcher Plant?

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Luring insects into its pools of digestive juices, then dissolving the bugs intoamino acids, peptides, phosphates, ammonium and urea, from which the plant obtains its mineral nutrition,” the Pitcher Plant is famously carnivorous.

But what does it look like inside the stomach of a Pitcher? Watch as exotic gardener Brad dissects a Tropical Nepenthes Pitcher Plant to learn more about it and the local insects that are attracted to its pitfall-like trap.

Be sure to watch this next: Gross Science — Carnivorous Plants and Killer Ants.

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