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Research Article

Catapulting Tentacles in a Sticky Carnivorous Plant

  • Simon Poppinga mail,

    simon.poppinga@biologie.uni-freiburg.de

    Affiliation: Plant Biomechanics Group, University of Freiburg, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

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  • Siegfried Richard Heinrich Hartmeyer,

    Affiliation: Weil am Rhein, Germany

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  • Robin Seidel,

    Affiliation: Plant Biomechanics Group, University of Freiburg, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

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  • Tom Masselter,

    Affiliation: Plant Biomechanics Group, University of Freiburg, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

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  • Irmgard Hartmeyer,

    Affiliation: Weil am Rhein, Germany

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  • Thomas Speck

    Affiliation: Plant Biomechanics Group, University of Freiburg, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

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  • Published: September 26, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0045735

About the Authors

Simon Poppinga, Robin Seidel, Tom Masselter, Thomas Speck
Plant Biomechanics Group, University of Freiburg, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Siegfried Richard Heinrich Hartmeyer, Irmgard Hartmeyer
Weil am Rhein, Germany

Corresponding Author

Email: simon.poppinga@biologie.uni-freiburg.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SP. Performed the experiments: SP SRHH. Analyzed the data: SP SRHH RS TM IH TS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RS. Wrote the paper: SP.