Pitcher Plants Use Complex Strategy To Increase Number Of Ants They Capture, Amazingly, Research Finds

January 14, 2015 2:57 PM

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Believe it or not, the carnivorous-plants known as pitcher plants actually use a relatively complex strategy to maximize the number of ants that they catch, new research has shown.

The plants actually use what is probably one of the oldest tricks in the book as far as strategy goes — randomization, makes yourself one way some of the time, a different way some of the other time.

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