how exactly do Venus fly traps and other carnivorous plants “eat” insects and animals?

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how exactly do Venus fly traps and other carnivorous plants “eat” insects and animals?

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They have some means to trap or catch insects, and they secrete enzymes that digest or break the insect down to it’s component parts.

They do this because they grow in a location where frequent rains strip the soil of nutrients, so the plants effectively fertilize themselves.

Once trapped, a venus fly trap will inject digestive fluids into the leaf containing the insect. These juices will liquify the bug, and th ees n the plant drinks this nutritious slurry.

They melt them, like what happens if you put a whole vanilla wafer in your mouth and suck on it for a bit without chewing on it.

The plants secrete from the “trap” leaves a fluid that dissolves the insects caught, which is then absorbed by the leaves for the nutrient content. Basically, the trap leaves are a stomache and intestine all in one.