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    I recently heard that some pings curl inwards when there pray is caught so they don't move , the same motion is some what like the motion of a cape sundew . If this is true that what types of pings do that ?

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    As with the sundews, they dont move to catch prey, or to keep it from moving, but they do it to increase surface area for better enzyme contact, and absorbtion surface. The butterworts though, I do not believe curl around the pray at all. some pit underneath pray to pool the juices, and some edges curl to keep the juices from running out, but that is it.

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    Hey tuyen thi,

    Parasuco is correct. If you want more information, refer to CPN (Carnivorous Plant Newsletter) volume 30, # 2, pg. 51.

    Chris

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    In some species its just a little curl, but in others it can be more. There very slow moving though!

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