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Abstract

Utricularia (or "bladderworts") are carnivorous plants who, unable to survive on the scanty rations of the world’s greediest environments, developed a swift and deadly draw to reap refreshment from the flesh of their rivals!

References / Further Reading: Ultra-fast underwater suction traps: https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2010.2292

Suction velocities and acceleration: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-01... Review of Utricularia biomechanics: https://doi.org/10.1093/aobpla/plv140

Example prey mortality rates of Utricularia: https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2427.2... The vegetarian side of Utricularia: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11258-008-94...

Maybe Utricularia isn't so carnivorous? https://bsapubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.c...

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