- Gobots was a line of transforming robot toys produced by Tonka from 1983 to 1987, similar to Transformers. In 1991, the Gobots range was acquired from Tonka Inc. by Hasbro.
- To see a fly-trap in a dream, is signal of malicious designing against you. To see one full of flies, denotes that small embarrassments will ward off greater ones.
- type genus of the family Veneridae: genus of edible clams with thick oval shells
- the second nearest planet to the sun; it is peculiar in that its rotation is slow and retrograde (in the opposite sense of the Earth and all other planets except Uranus); it is visible from Earth as an early `morning star' or an `evening star'; "before it was known that they were the same object
- A goddess, worshiped as the goddess of love in classical Rome though apparently a spirit of kitchen gardens in earlier times
- A beautiful woman
- The second planet from the sun in the solar system, the brightest celestial object after the sun and moon and frequently appearing in the twilight sky as the evening or morning star
- goddess of love; counterpart of Greek Aphrodite
- (fact) a piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred; "first you must collect all the facts of the case"
- (fact) a statement or assertion of verified information about something that is the case or has happened; "he supported his argument with an impressive array of facts"
- A thing that is indisputably the case
- Used in discussing the significance of something that is the case
- A piece of information used as evidence or as part of a report or news article
- (fact) an event known to have happened or something known to have existed; "your fears have no basis in fact"; "how much of the story is fact and how much fiction is hard to tell"
venus fly trap facts - Rescue BFTD-DB12
Rescue BFTD-DB12 Big Bag Fly Trap
This trap is baited for hundreds of fly species which are most common in agricultural areas – including house flies, false stable flies, blow flies, blue and green bottle flies, flesh flies, face flies and many others.
Designed to handle areas with heavy fly concentrations
Powder attractant is contained within the trap itself
Attractant dissolves and activates quickly when water is added to the bag
Trap's design eliminates touching the bait or the flies
Holds up to 40,000 flies (yes, we counted them all!)
If you've got a second, I'd like to share a short story.
I am not good with plants. I grew up in an apartment with them, so I know they can exist in an environment without much light, but I've never managed to recreate the experience in my own life.
I killed a cactus by failing to water it. For a few months I had one of those big plants that everyone has because they do well indoors. But they don't do well next to the furnace, where I left it. I learned the hard way that venus fly traps do not like steak. In fact, the only plant I really cared for like my own flesh and blood was the pot plant I grew in college. But it had to be destroyed just 2 weeks from harvesting when the FBI started snooping around our building because the neighbors were suspected to have connections to 9/11.
So when this little guy was given to me about 5 years ago I cynically gave him a name befitting what I assumed he was: Goner. It's easy to name plants when you only have one.
He doesn't get very much light. In 5 years there have probably been more lunar eclipses than times I've watered him. And for 4 of those years he sat on the edge of a very narrow shelf in earthquake-prone Southern California.
Yet Goner is anything but. Goner has endured, never complaining, asking only to be removed from the room when it gets fumigated due to the occasional flea problem. Just a little indirect sunlight, a cool breeze once in a while, and his little roots are happy.
Goner has survived on little more than tap water and irony.
But lately I'm thinking maybe I can do better for him than mere survival. Maybe with a little love and care Goner can actually flourish. I don't know what that would entail for a simple little bamboo plant, probably just more bamboo leaves. Since I have no idea how long these things live, I may as well assume that Goner will outlast me. And, for some reason, there are few things in my life more important than seeing to it that he does.
So today I cleaned the dust off his leaves and took him to the park to get him some proper, direct sunlight and see the world. And despite getting knocked over by a misplayed soccer ball, he made it home in one piece.
Here's to you my friend. You have grown strong against impossible odds and revealed a better side of me in the process. I can't wait to see what the future holds for us.
Venus Flytrap (Dionaea muscipula)
"This plant, called Venus' fly-trap, from the rapidity and force of its movements, is one of the most wonderful in the world." - Charles Darwin, Insectivorous Plants
The Venus Flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) may in fact be one of the most wonderful plants in the world, certainly it is one of my favorites. This carnivorous plant occurs naturally nowhere else on earth but in a few counties in North and South Carolina.* Due to the nutrient poor soil that it inhabits, the plant supplements its diet with insects that it captures with its unique modified leaf snares. Lining each snare, or trap, are six trigger hairs. When a prey item such as a small beetle comes in contact with three of the trigger hairs, the plant responds - in less than a second - and the trap closes. As the beetle struggles, the snare shuts tighter and tighter until only a pocket remains around the insect's body, which then fills with digestive enzymes. In another day the beetle will be digested and the trap will open again within a few weeks. After several trappings, the snare will shrivel, turn brown and die. This amazing process has allowed the Venus Flytrap to survive and prosper in a harsh environment, however, the Venus Flytrap is threatened with extinction. Because the plant's range is so limited, the Venus Flytrap is susceptible to many threats, the two most severe being habitat loss and illegal collecting. In fact, poaching of this species for black market sale is such a problem, that the park ranger could not tell me exactly where the plants were growing, only their general location. After getting up early in the morning and searching for about an hour, I finally found this fine specimen growing in a relatively open spot. I hope the Venus Flytrap never becomes extinct, North Carolina would not be the same without "the most wonderful plant in the world." Taken in Columbus County, North Carolina.
Robert O'Hern, 2010
*A colony of Venus Flytraps has been discovered growing in Florida but biologists are not convinced that the plants are of wild origin.
venus fly trap facts
Rescue FTR-DT12 Fly Trap & AttractantThis trap catches hundreds of species of common nuisance or filth flies. The trap is baited for the most prevalent species including house flies, false stable flies, blow flies, blue and green bottle flies, flesh flies, face flies and many others. The trap comes with a water-soluble pouch of powder attractant. When the jar is filled with warm water and the trap is placed outside, the attractant dissolves and activates quickly.Rescue FTR-DT12 Fly Trap & Attractant Features:; Traps and kills flies; No unsightly dead flies; Perfect for lawn, garden, camping, and farm use; All natural attractant (1386-1018); No poisons or pesticides; No more sticky flypaper or dirty fly swatters; Lightweight, no-rust material with no moving parts; Reusable