Fairly bad pitcher traps triumph in the end

Fumbles pay off in pitcher plants’ lax ant hunting strategy

Three pitcher plant traps

DRY MOUTH  When the lips of pitcher plants’ traps are dry, ants can swarm over them without slipping in.


U. Bauer

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