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March 29, 2013 12:45 PM   Subscribe

How would you like to go on a mindbending 3D journey into the devouring maws of four different carnivorous plants?

Video by the Inner Worlds project (via)
posted by prize bull octorok (12 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
Thanks. That was... strangely arousing.
posted by ottereroticist at 1:03 PM on March 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


Oh neat, my favorite kind of movie, even though it leaves out the part where one's soft parts get dissolved and it inaccurately shows the prey exiting the trap.

Prey never exits the trap.
posted by jamaro at 1:16 PM on March 29, 2013 [3 favorites]


Prey doesn't by exit the trap but other creatures do. Some species of pitcher plants have exit valves for their pollinators (or was that a pitcher type of orchid - I can't recall. It was on a recent BBC documentary).
posted by srboisvert at 1:20 PM on March 29, 2013


needs more Ellen Greene.
posted by roger ackroyd at 1:25 PM on March 29, 2013 [2 favorites]


Carnivorous plant flowers are not anywhere near their traps. It's actually kind of neat how far away the flowers are held from the traps and in CPs that undergo dormancy, the flowers develop and open well before the trapping foliage does.

Examples: one of my butterworts (trapping surfaces of the plant is 9" away, the plant itself is in semi-dormancy meaning it's not very sticky).

Sarracenia flowers, VFT flowers, nepenthes flowers
posted by jamaro at 1:29 PM on March 29, 2013 [3 favorites]


Metafilter: Prey never exits the trap.
posted by lalochezia at 1:45 PM on March 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


Obligatory X-Files link...
posted by wierdo at 3:10 PM on March 29, 2013


Considering that these were computer animations I wonder why they are so blurry. Did someone forget to turn off the artificial depth of field limiting algorithm?
posted by localroger at 3:45 PM on March 29, 2013


Why was it playing Metroid music?
posted by Scattercat at 6:17 PM on March 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


I thought it was playing the theme from AND NOW FOR OUR FEATURE PRESENTATION. At least it'd be thematically appropriate.
posted by JHarris at 6:52 PM on March 29, 2013


Let me out of the trap, Hal.

I'm sorry, prey, but I can't do that.
posted by itstheclamsname at 8:50 AM on March 30, 2013


How would you like to go on a mindbending 3D journey into the devouring maws of four different carnivorous plants?

Nope. nope. nope.
posted by Theta States at 12:27 PM on April 2, 2013


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