Sundews (Drosera) are innocent looking and pretty, so sparkly in the windowsill. But the gnats, fruit flies, moths and fleas that give it the slightest touch, are doomed to a horrible death. They will struggle for minutes or even hours… held fast by suffocating glue, grasping tentacles, and burning acids and enzymes. The whole time its bodily fluids are slowly sucked away.
Found the perfect Alligator glass for a small pitcher plant on the patio. Watched a fly, who considered going inside the larger one. Later a wasp swooped over my lunch plate and did go down inside and I could hear him buzzing in there after getting stuck. Carnivorous pitcher plants have hairs that point down along the inside of the tubes that keeps insects from crawling out.
The carnivorous plant tank in the greenhouse is doing well. It houses Venus Fly Traps, Sundews, and Pitcher Plants. The light is on a timer and surprised a tree frog who found a new hiding place during the night between the glass and the reflective backing.