Have you ever wondered why plants eat bugs? Well, the reason is that carnivorous plants do not actually need to consume bug meat to survive. The reason is that they are vegetarians! Vegetarians do not need to eat animal products to be healthy and live. However, there are some plants that need to consume flesh to survive.
Carnivores or meat-eaters actually consume the living tissue of animals. Plants, on the other hand, have a liver that is used to break down animal tissues and break down protein found in animal waste. Plants actually do not have livers and thus, do not need to consume animal proteins. Plants only obtain protein from animal waste when they are damaged or killed by insects. This is why many plants only have insects as prey if they cannot get rid of the insects by themselves.
In order for plants to survive and grow, they need to absorb nutrients from the soil in order to produce food. If the soil is infested with pests and organisms such as ants and beetles, it will be very difficult for the plants to absorb these nutrients. Thus, if a plant needs to eat an insect to grow, then it must also be able to digest the insect or eat the insect and then digest the plant in order for the plant to absorb nutrients.
To digest an insect, plants need to consume parts of its body called arilmis. In fact, most plants only consume parts of their body while others eat the whole plant. However, some plants have been able to consume insects and even tree bark. This is because some plants have certain parts that are rich in vitamin A and can grow in the soil where other plants cannot grow. This is how plants get their colors.
How do carnivorous plants feed on bugs? They make use of their saliva, which is a kind of digestive fluid. The saliva has the same components as human saliva and thus, the plant will be able to digest the insect without any problem. Some plants also inject a kind of enzymes into the bug’s body to break its flesh down before consuming it. However, it is not yet clear why the plant does this. Some theories say that the enzymes cause the plant to secrete heat that kills the bugs, while others think that it is the saliva that excretes the heat.
How do carnivorous plants get inside the houses of people? They can enter through the holes and crevices of the house. Some studies have shown that they have been found in areas that had many rats and mice. These studies however, did not prove that they were really living inside the homes. However, there are reports of them living inside and that is probably why people have a fear of them.
How do carnivorous plants reproduce? Some plants have the ability to form a sort of symbiotic relationship with certain other plants, wherein the plant helps to reproduce the insects that feed on it. The plants then transfer the eggs from one to the other and the resulting plant will become the meal of the new insect.
How do carnivorous plants know when to eat? Since they have to consume live prey to grow, they grow even more powerful to be able to consume their own prey. It may take millions of years for a plant to reproduce its own prey but that will still be thousands of years before it will start to die out since there are many bugs eating its food. When a plant is very old, it might just be a matter of time before it dies out and becomes an unappreciated plant in the garden. It is for this reason that most homeowners are encouraged to keep their gardens free of bugs and insects because even a single leaf or a twig that grows out of control can kill a whole family.