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Sundew
Sundew
Brad


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Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 USM
Date Uploaded: Jun 20, 2006

Viewed: 509
Comments: 4
Favorites: 3 (view)

Sundew leaves have numerous tiny tentacle-like projections. At the end of each is a mucilaginous secretory gland. This gland secretes a droplet of sparkling fluid which gives the plant its dew-drop appearance. Insects, upon being attracted to the plant through odor and color, become stuck to the mucilage. With this stimulus, the tentacles begin to slowly enclose the victim. And later, in about an hour, the entire leaf itself may be bent over its prey. It has been found that these plants only respond to objects of nutritional value and not to sand, paper, or water.

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06/20/2006 11:28:55 PM
This is just amazing and absolutely "LOVE" it Brad..... Please add a description of exactly what it is, as I for one, would love to know. Adding it to "my favorites" as well.....
It also needs a title if possible.

Message edited by author 2006-06-20 23:30:06.
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06/20/2006 11:03:43 PM
Nice sundew the blue is cool on this
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06/20/2006 10:15:39 PM
SHOW OFF!!!
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06/20/2006 10:04:16 PM
Now this is cool! Looks like something from another world! Great job!
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