Thursday, April 9, 2009

Carnivore

This is a carnivorous plant called Drosera or Sundew that I saw at the green market at Union Square last weekend. The tentacles at the edge of the leaves are super sensitive and can secrete enzymes to dissolve the preys that fall into their grasp.

So are you a carnivore or a vegetarian? What is your favorite meat product?

21 comments:

Olivier said...

cela me fait penser au film "petite boutique des horreurs"...j'ai faim ;o))

it makes me think the film "Little Shop of Horrors" ... I'm hungry ;o))

b13 said...

Bacon... I loves me some bacon!

Babzy said...

less and less carnivore ;)nice plant indeed !

Monika N. said...

So cute and so dangerous!

Not much of a carnivore here but no vegetarian either. I just love vegetables. Some people call me an omnivore.

annulla said...

If that plant eats bedbugs or cockroaches, it should thrive in New York.

As for me, neither carnivore nor vegetarian. I'm an omnivore.



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Daryl said...

Its not a Venus Fly Trap? Who knew there were two insect dissolving plants ...

I am a non meat eater ... a vegetarian of sorts since I do eat fish.

jen laceda said...

Carnivore all the way! It's hard for me to give up bacon!

Anonymous said...

Oink - Oink

Chuck Pefley said...

Interesting reading on the Wiki link. Article suggests these aren't to be found commercially on a frequent basis as they are hard to cultivate ... yet you found this in Union Square. Does that say something about NYC?

Put me down in the omnivore column ... and don't call me late for dinner, or any other meal -:)

Lily Hydrangea said...

like a mini little shop of horrors!

I call myself a vegetarian, but I do eat fish. The technical name for it is Pescitarian but no one in the world knows what that is except for about 5 people.

Terry B said...

I like to think of myself as an omnivore, but I'm a carnivore at heart. When I plan a meal, I almost always start by thinking of the meat or fish that I'll serve and build around it.

Regarding my favorite meat product, I'd say pretty much all of them. But I do have a real fondness for bacon. And I've found that when vegetarians fall off the wagon, it's not for a chicken breast. It's bacon.

Sara said...

Me - I love my pork!!! Bacon and ham - that's my downfall!!!

Bob Crowe said...

Well, omnivore. How about a glass of champagne? Carolyn and I are meeting Olivier and two other Paris area bloggers for a long French lunch on Monday. Better study my vocabulary on the plane (we're at O'Hare right now).

Will Hennessy said...

soooo, i guess i shouldn't put my lips on it!!!

Ken Mac said...

that does not make me hungry!

Ming I have work my night gig on Sunday, please say hi to everyone for me...

Hilda said...

Fascinating plant! Its prickliness just screams 'Stay away!'

Omnivore here. But we've been trying to avoid all kinds of meat the past few years — only for health reasons though. Good thing I like fish and veggies.

Anonymous said...

Does tube steak count?

L.Shaw said...

gross!

Todd HellsKitchen said...

FEED ME!

Gecko said...

I'd love a carnivorous plant! I find them so fascinating!!!

valeria said...

Uh! I didn't know that Drosera was a carnivorous plant! I have a homeopatic remedy, it claims to help stopping you cough. Amazing.-
I am a carnivore, unfortunately. My favourite meat is Fiorentina.