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Become the Botanical Boss of Meat-Eating Plants
Grow three types of carnivorous plants (Flytrap, Pitcher and Sundew) in separate terrariums then observe as they sprout, attract and then devour their prey! Are they passive or active predators? Which thrive in high light, low light, or in waterlogged soils? You’ll cultivate nature’s marvels from seeds in 3 independent labs by following the detailed sprouting and care instructions. Each terrarium measures 5." x 3" x 7". For ages 8+.
This kit comes complete with everything you need to grow your plants and an instruction manual, then sit back and watch as the flies approach these meat-eating plants! Includes 3 terrariums plus Flytrap, Pitcher and Sundew seeds along with compressed germination disks. For ages 8+.
The famous Venus Fly Trap, a native of coastal North and South Carolina, forms a hinged trap that typically has three little triggers on the inside of each half. When an insect touches one of the triggers, the plant gets ready to spring into action. When the same or another one is touched, the trap quickly slams shut. Digestive enzymes secreted by glands within the trap decompose the insect’s body. The trap will open again in a week or two to capture another meal.
Sundews produce leaves with tentacles that produce a very sticky glue-like substance. They glisten in sunlight and are called “The Jewels of the Plant World.” Insects are attracted to the tentacles and quickly become stuck. Adjoining tentacles bend and attach to the body of the unlucky bug. Digestive enzymes eventually absorb the nutrients from the insect, thus nourishing the plant.
Pitcher plants form tube traps that produce a sweet smell and sap on the slippery rim of the trap to attract insects. Insects are enticed to stroll around the rim and if they are not careful, will fall into the narrow tube or vessel. The inside surface of the tube is very waxy, and the victim is usually unable to crawl back up to freedom. The top closes and the pitcher fills up with digestive juices to eat the insect.
|Price Range||$50 - $75|
|Age Range||8 And Up|