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By pieguy452
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Joined:  Sun May 22, 2011 11:09 pm
#154754
The flytrap's growth slows down or may even completely stop for weeks. I believe it's because the flytrap is using most of its energy trying to digest everything.
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By Starchy
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Joined:  Sat Jun 02, 2012 3:58 am
#154887
Next to growing a flower, digesting bugs is the most exhausting this a VFT can do. This is why the trapping mechanism is designed to allow smaller bugs to escape. It's natures way of giving the VFT a break from the tiresome process of digestion without getting a worth-while amount of energy from the bug.
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