These Toilet-Shaped Carnivorous Plants Thrive By Eating Poop

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Carnivorous plants are amazing, resilient creatures that have adapted to some of the most inhospitable environments on the planet. Take, for example, the Nepenthes lowii plant found in the mountaintop cloud forests of Borneo. This hanging pitcher plant has a shape similar to a toilet bowl, and is uniquely adapted to capture nitrogen from the droppings of shrews, bats and rodents! Amazingly, these poop-eating plants can store more than twice as much high-quality nitrogen than those that consume insects. Read full article here

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