Monday, February 25, 2008


I ran across this via Boing Boing, and knew pretty much immediately that I had another post ready to go.

What we have here is a time-lapse video, not of a Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) catching a bug, because everybody has seen that, but of a Venus flytrap just, you know, growing. Like they do. Often.

If you can read German, you can read about how the camera was engineered, and if you can't read German, you can still see a picture of the camera set-up here. The picture is plenty impressive on its own.


Anonymous said...

That was very cool! Reminded me of the movie, Little Shop of Horrors, "FEED me, Seymour!". Maybe you should do a post about that sometime. After all, it is the only movie I know of starring a plant in a major role!

Tracy said...

Interesting......time lapse is so cool.

Anonymous said...

I didn't think much of this video the first time I saw it here on your blog, but I ended up downloading it and watching it every other day at least :-D It's weird, it's not that there is something terribly excitingly awesome about it, it's just this quiet warm satisfaction of watching a plant grow. Thank you for posting it.