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How Venus Flytraps Store Short-Term ‘Memories’ Of Prey by Curtis Segarra

Calcium concentrations in leaf cells signal when the carnivorous plants should snap shut. A Venus flytrap’s short-term “memory” can last about 30 seconds. If an insect taps the plant’s sensitive hairs only once, the trap remains still. But if the insect taps again within about half a minute, the carnivorous plant’s leaves snap shut, ensnaring its prey.
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/how-venus-flytraps-store-short-term-memories-prey

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