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By Gry
Posts:  391
Joined:  Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:58 pm
#262211
Hi.

sorry if this thread is in the wrong area, but I'm curious about the frail trigger-plant (stylidium debile.)

I know this plant produces digestive enzymes and such, but does this plant absorb the nutrients from its "prey"?

I only want a simple answer: Yes or no, and why you say yes or no.
By Leathal_Traps
Posts:  1310
Joined:  Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:27 am
#262213
I'm pretty sure it doesn't produce digestive enzymes.It has a moving hammer on its flower to attach pollen to any insects that pass by. Correct me if I'm wrong since I am not 100% sure.
By Gry
Posts:  391
Joined:  Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:58 pm
#262217
Leathal_Traps wrote:I'm pretty sure it doesn't produce digestive enzymes.It has a moving hammer on its flower to attach pollen to any insects that pass by. Correct me if I'm wrong since I am not 100% sure.
Ah, that's alright :) But I've seen on many sites where they say it produces digestive enzymes though.
By KissMegan
Posts:  660
Joined:  Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:07 am
#262407
I remember reading a long time ago, I think Maiden did a study in feeding his Stylidium debile and not feeding the others. The ones he fed grew faster. Also I think when I was digging around a long time ago it was decided it's carnivorous after some university did a study. This is all what I remember reading from maybe 2 years ago though so take it with a grain of salt haha

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By Gry
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#262427
KissMegan wrote:I remember reading a long time ago, I think Maiden did a study in feeding his Stylidium debile and not feeding the others. The ones he fed grew faster. Also I think when I was digging around a long time ago it was decided it's carnivorous after some university did a study. This is all what I remember reading from maybe 2 years ago though so take it with a grain of salt haha

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ah, that is very helpful and interesting, thank you!

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