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Old 12-09-2009, 10:07 AM   #1
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skull Now I've heard it all POTATOS are carnivorous

Potatos are carnivorous plants. I'll have to get rid of the ones in the kitchen!!!

Scientist Suggests Carnivorous Petunias, Potatoes Among Us - Science News | Science & Technology | Technology News - FOXNews.com

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At least six different kinds of killer plants have been recognized since the time of Darwin, such as Venus flytraps, which snares insects between its jaw-like leaves, and pitcher plants, which capture victims in slippery pits. These plants apparently target animals to supplement their growth in harsh, nutrient-poor habitats.
Many other plants, some quite common, have also been suggested as potential carnivores over the years that have failed to gain wide acceptance as such thus far. Petunias and potatoes, for instance, have sticky hairs that trap insects, and several species of campion flowers have the common name catchfly for the same reason.
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Old 12-09-2009, 11:02 AM   #2
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Although Chase feels there is more than just circumstantial evidence that demonstrates how widespread carnivorous plants are, to prove the point, researchers can dose insects with mildly radioactive nutrients. Scientists can then track such molecules to see if the plants are really absorbing them, which would show they are benefiting from killing prey.
It does make sense. Some plants do leave a sticky substance on your fingers,and I can see all those swarms of tiny little black insects quickly decomposing where captured by fuzz. Some foliar feeds are quite common in liquid form, just never thought about so many plants snatching their own out of the air.
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I ain't skeered of no potato! Bring it on. He'll end up in the pot, not me!
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That's one mean-looking spud!
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Old 12-09-2009, 03:38 PM   #6
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We may be surrounded by many more murderous plants than we think.
I saw a hummingbird speared on a rose thorn once. Does that mean roses are carnivorous?
Brier bushes are just bleed suckers?!
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Old 12-09-2009, 04:06 PM   #7
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You live in a rough neighborhood, Milkweed. What's the world coming to if the roses are out to get ya? Stop and smell the roses. hmmmpf. It's probably an ambush planned by those scheming blood suckers!
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Old 12-09-2009, 05:54 PM   #8
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dragonfly01 Hoo boy!

First there's a attack of the carnivorous potatoes & petunias..

then there's the quotation: 'Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.'

If it weren't for the information about the carnivorous potential of spuds n buds, I'd-a thunk the quoter was speaking about me. But I've always eaten potatoes, no matter how threatening any of them might have been, not t'other way around. Maybe since we raised them, they knew better than to try to bite the hand that planted, debugged, harvested & stored them? Sweet dreams..
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Equil Warned you about those potato men......
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They're not always on the couch!
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You didn't listen!
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Ooooops There's another one born.
His eyes aren't even open yet!
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Old 12-09-2009, 09:07 PM   #10
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You really need to cook your veggies sooner - those are taking on a life of their own!
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