How Plants Became Carnivores 

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How and why does botanical carnivory keep evolving? It turns out that when any of the basic things that most plants need aren’t there, some plants can adapt in unexpected ways to make sure they thrive.
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علم و فناوری

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2020 7 اكتبر





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Bill Meehan
Bill Meehan پیش 2 روز
How did the plant know an insect would be nutritious before evolving in that direction?
le meilleur
le meilleur پیش 14 روز
6:40 why did you need to kick with this dramatic music like that, I actually cried because of how beautiful the plants are
Riley Ernst
Riley Ernst پیش 14 روز
Re-pots carnivorous plant. Plant oh I'm not really hungry at the moment.
Paralyzed پیش 15 روز
1m years later aight i need more food im gonna eat myself now
Francisco پیش 15 روز
I'd like a video on failed genetic mutations or purposeless that can be observed today.
Jim Elliott
Jim Elliott پیش 18 روز
Beware the triffids
Kai Sörensen
Kai Sörensen پیش 18 روز
Plant : i dont want to wait for you to die and compost, Imma eat you right away
Christian Deininger
Christian Deininger پیش 20 روز
Dislikers must think they're experts, that know everything
Eva Brown
Eva Brown پیش 6 روز
alex tanasescu
alex tanasescu پیش 22 روز
why would she use the word crunchy to describe a bug's exoskeleton lmfao
John Perry Gutierrez Vinluan
I actually had an amazing experience with carnivorous plants!!! in Plants vs. Zombies.
Ayman Sudad
Ayman Sudad پیش ماه
You had one job to shoot the plant, You *DISTROYED* the fking lab!
bombchus پیش ماه
I have never wanted to flame thrower more. Plants like this freak me out so much.
Anton Fetzer
Anton Fetzer پیش ماه
I used to feed chocolate to my venus fliy trap, but she couldn't handle it and got moldy after a few weeks.
Dane Schell
Dane Schell پیش ماه
Remember Vegans... Even Plants Eat Meat.
Phillip Wyatt
Phillip Wyatt پیش ماه
And now I know, I gave my carnivorous plants 🪴 to much nutrient rich soil and probably not enough sunlight. My mind can rest.
Mothman58 پیش ماه
Love how you credit the indigenous people. Bravo
Darius Windmon
Darius Windmon پیش ماه
I thought evolution wasn’t real...
Howly پیش 8 روز
religion is a joke
Selim Cardak
Selim Cardak پیش ماه
She’s ... gorgeous 🥺
M. Banerjee
M. Banerjee پیش ماه
If a vegan eats a carnivorous plant, are they still vegan?
Dumpster Fire Games
Dumpster Fire Games پیش ماه
basically they are cute monsters !!!
シRyder پیش ماه
Evolution is crazy
never mind
never mind پیش ماه
Now I'm worried my salad is going to eat my steak. Evil salad...
Pepto پیش ماه
Nooo not the lizards, take the flys
ShinyDracovish پیش ماه
If a vegan eats a carnivorous plant does that make them a carnivore? Lol
SalvinValkyries پیش ماه
I'm here for the science... Aaaand Steve!
Nether Dominater
Nether Dominater پیش ماه
Plants eating animals REVERSE SALAD
Clay Menefee
Clay Menefee پیش ماه
Shout out to the bramble bush. The most underrated carnivorous plant.
Giles Hubbard
Giles Hubbard پیش ماه
plant about to go on bug killing spree: it would be so easy to kill and eat these bugs plant friend: dude wtf is wrong w u thats so messed up killer plant: yeah i know ur right weird thought 🙄 *always recognize the signs, it could save lives*
spock پیش ماه
Plants evolve to be carnivorous... checkmate vegans
Levi Ulysses
Levi Ulysses پیش ماه
What is the most common name for Eskimo girls Salmon-Thaw
Levi Ulysses
Levi Ulysses پیش ماه
Name the pharaoh afraid to pass gas Toot uncommon
soy_saace پیش ماه
Its all fun and games until you see a rat being eaten by a bunch of venus flytraps with limbs
Clayton Voges
Clayton Voges پیش ماه
5:10 Correction: there is no such thing as "negative pressure vacuums" let alone "negative pressure". A true vacuum is 0 pressure. Usually used to mean "less pressure" but still positive like in this case
Leo B the return
Leo B the return پیش ماه
Carnivore plants evolution and their ancestors are probably the biggest question in the world
Jack'o Liar
Jack'o Liar پیش ماه
Why should I become a vegan when even plants arent vegans
Acheron River
Acheron River پیش ماه
I found a deer tangled in my wiseria vine. Left him for a couple days and he died. Gonna wait for him to decay to allow my wiseria to evolve a carnivorous offspring.
Itsonlyafleshwound پیش ماه
Animal: *eats Plant* credit card of animal: *declines* Plant:
Moeka Kiryu
Moeka Kiryu پیش ماه
Herbivores: Eats plants. Plants: no
Emir Alexander Atabek
Emir Alexander Atabek پیش ماه
I heard her say sun dew and the only thing i could think about was zefrank going deiyww.
Rachel Goodman
Rachel Goodman پیش 2 ماه
The fungus network that connects the trees underground found these plants and exchanged information on how to produce sap found in trees. Trees were probably getting harmed by insects, so the plants produced something to digest the enemy of the tree. Idk lol The exoskeleton of insects and something about fungus....well I forget what she said tbh
Carlos Rios
Carlos Rios پیش 2 ماه
*Bug lands on plant* Venus Fly Trap: "And I took that personally"
Jared Quinney
Jared Quinney پیش 2 ماه
No wonder there are carnivorous plants
on porpuse
on porpuse پیش 2 ماه
Stop veganism plants deserve better
Sindhu Sojan
Sindhu Sojan پیش 2 ماه
Imagine if one carnivores plant went on a “go vegan” movement
Jagat ki Rail Gyankosh
Jagat ki Rail Gyankosh پیش 2 ماه
3:50 season
Kevin Mao
Kevin Mao پیش 2 ماه
Roridulas are not active carnivorous, they are passive, which means they require other animals to help them breakdown nutrients.
Leo Decipher
Leo Decipher پیش 2 ماه
Plants had enough. They’re packing heat.
Frank Andrew I
Frank Andrew I پیش 2 ماه
Great episode Mother Nature is intriguing and scary but always beautiful... I think sundew was the first
Atiny Golden deer
Atiny Golden deer پیش 2 ماه
It's all fun and laughs until trees become carnivorous
Gregory Sagegreene
Gregory Sagegreene پیش 2 ماه
So I learnt that while 'carnivory' is a word, 'insectivory' is not. ... Somehow the venus fly-trap got cheated I think.
animagi پیش 2 ماه
convergent evolution isn't exactly a surprising phenomenon since we all ultimately evolved from the same ancient single-celled ancestor
animagi پیش 2 ماه
vegans: *insisting people and forcing obligate carnvorous animals like cats and dogs to eat vegetables instead carnivorous plants:
Prophet of Greyism
Prophet of Greyism پیش 2 ماه
When even plants say “Screw a Vegan lifestyle.” 🤣😂🤣
MrViral20 پیش 2 ماه
don't forget actual TRAPS.....those suck too....
Lost Crusader
Lost Crusader پیش 2 ماه
Now there's no excuse to stop eating animals because they're living beings. Even plants are living beings and yet they're okay to eat?
Captain Pålegg
Captain Pålegg پیش 2 ماه
Eons video: *mentions convergent evolution* My brain: _Why do things keep evolving into crabs?_
Joseph Schneider
Joseph Schneider پیش 2 ماه
"Yeah, you two are losers! You got stuck like stupid little insects. We don't get stuck - we go stick." *Mac and Dennis get stuck in amber*
Esvie پیش 3 ماه
I have a crush on this host 😭
Joshua Ritts
Joshua Ritts پیش 3 ماه
This video was wrong on several points. Carnivorous leaves still photosynthesize, and many of these plants do not revert to non carnivorus if they are in nutrient rich soil, or dried out. Most carnivorous plants will die in rich soils and only a few types can survive dessication.
Lewis Irwin
Lewis Irwin پیش 3 ماه
10:43 If I was of a particularly morbid bent, I'd name my kids Katey and Petey ;)
Jim Tee
Jim Tee پیش 3 ماه
And yet, the mystery continues: who is STEVE???
Geoffry Gifari
Geoffry Gifari پیش 3 ماه
Carnivory developed independently, multiple times? wow
Joyful Sorrow
Joyful Sorrow پیش 3 ماه
I am not used to hearing my country be named as a fossil finding site. XD Or a site of anything, really... so this is a nice surprise.
Jozh پیش 3 ماه
We need a mad scientist to mod these things. Give it indeterminate growth, growth rate of the fastest bamboo plant, size of a redwood tree, fire resistant, metabolism of a shrew, etc..
Yoshimitsu126 پیش 3 ماه
Ellie disliked this video
dovakiin پیش 3 ماه
Me hungry can't get nutrients time to eat
Reboc پیش 3 ماه
Silence of The Insects
Kieran Callahan
Kieran Callahan پیش 3 ماه
The original piranha plants
Demon Returns
Demon Returns پیش 3 ماه
Humans are out here saying going vegan and eating plants is the way to go Meanwhile plants out here saying they need that meat
Primordial Fantasies
Primordial Fantasies پیش ماه
it's interesting how vegans never thought about how millions of insects have to die to ensure the high yield of crops.
Wanderer پیش 3 ماه
my plants; *Standing out in grass* me; THEY’RE JUST STANDING THERE, MENACINGLY
"One lab accident away from being a supervillain"
Amit K
Amit K پیش 4 ماه
i have a plant that is carnivorous
CaptainCantu پیش 4 ماه
*Sees salamanders inside pitcher plant* *Checks over shoulder to make sure there isn't a carnivorous plant lurking behind me*
Kekeke89 پیش 4 ماه
Fascinating. I had no idea there were so many different kinds of carnivorous plants.
Matthew Morycinski
Matthew Morycinski پیش 4 ماه
I hope that the blackberry hedge near my house will catch and consume neighbour's kid... ^=^
Mme Bella
Mme Bella پیش 4 ماه
How Plants Became Coronavirus!
T Daniels
T Daniels پیش 4 ماه
The joke at the end was really 10/10.
Jude Zhu
Jude Zhu پیش 4 ماه
Life really does find a way
inSpihr پیش 4 ماه
Plants get angry when they are hungry too!
zimmy1958 پیش 4 ماه
thank you
SunScreen پیش 4 ماه
I wonder if plants could ever evolve to move around and basically be plant animals?
SunScreen پیش 4 ماه
@Max Xam That's so crazy to think about! The possibilites for life in this Universe certainly seem limitless.
Max Xam
Max Xam پیش 4 ماه
They would need so many adaptations, I don't think we could call them "plants" at that point. But yes, a life form that is equivalent of animals could evolve from modern plants.
Josh Lingo
Josh Lingo پیش 4 ماه
All we know about the eons before are fossilized. I wonder what are yet to know , or what we will never know.
KP바비 KJ پیش 4 ماه
whatch out vegans...that salad might try to eat you insted
Gaurav Sinha
Gaurav Sinha پیش 4 ماه
'This is nature. There are always exceptions to (these) rules.'
DeuceGenius پیش 4 ماه
how/when did animals become carnivores is more interesting
Max Xam
Max Xam پیش 4 ماه
We've been eating meat from the beginning.
Hayden Hjorthegod
Hayden Hjorthegod پیش 4 ماه
Imagine a carnivorous tree
Kata Seiko
Kata Seiko پیش 4 ماه
I am actually glad that these carnivorous plants didn't evolve to eat bigger and bigger prey..
Tharealcoasta پیش 4 ماه
I love the credit they give out at 9:33 for the people and the location of everything used 😊👍👍
protercool پیش 4 ماه
I eat animals for nutrients AND I can digest them... Guess I'm a carnivorous plant.
Max Xam
Max Xam پیش 4 ماه
No, 'cause you're not a plant.
Google Account
Google Account پیش 4 ماه
That carnivores plant to many on my place in Borneo..
Gelo پیش 4 ماه
Im tired of sun bathing, time to eat
PrimeYoshi پیش 5 ماه
Nobody: 1:12 Victreebel
Josh Garcia Gomez
Josh Garcia Gomez پیش 5 ماه
was there tadpoles in those pitcher plants
grey rabbit
grey rabbit پیش 5 ماه
Hey who have vft their gimme some
Cordova Jose
Cordova Jose پیش 5 ماه
It is OK for vegans to eat carnivorous plants?
wunatrapta پیش 5 ماه
in fifth grade I got to see a real pitcher plant in person at my local science center and I literally fangirled over it. I fangirled over a plant
Dominik Vukelić
Dominik Vukelić پیش 5 ماه
Molecular... what?
Zedant پیش 5 ماه
WHy arent Plants herbivours tho? We are meat eating meat,why arent vegetable eating vegetable?
captloki13 پیش 5 ماه
Normal Plant: Bro, why are you doing that? Carnivorous Plant: I'm a psychopath.
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