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Water Lily Nymphaea macro Daniel Schwen/Wiki Commons
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Koi in pond, California. Stan Shebs/Wiki Commons
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Garden Pond at Arboretum Trompenburg (Rotterdam, Netherlands). Wilma Verburg/Creative Commons/Wikimedia
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Goldfish spawning in French backyard pond. Perky/Wiki Commons
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Woman standing on Victoria cruziana lily pad. Missouri Botanical Garden
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Goldfish: Classic backyard pond fish. Aaron Norman
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A Viscoelastic Deadly Fluid in Carnivorous Pitcher Plants

The carnivorous plants of the genus Nepenthes, widely distributed in the Asian tropics, rely mostly on nutrients derived from arthropods trapped in their pitcher-shaped leaves and digested by their enzymatic fluid. The genus exhibits a great diversity of prey and pitcher forms and its mechanism of trapping has long intrigued scientists... Read more...