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18° & CLEAR SKY ON SATURDAY 20 OCTOBER IN SYDNEY
By Samantha Teague
October 02, 2018
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Plants with Bite

The Royal Botanic Garden's killer new exhibition features 25,000 carnivorous plants.
By Samantha Teague
October 02, 2018
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The Royal Botanic Garden has launched a new blood-thirsty exhibition just in time for Halloween. Plants with Bite, which has made its home in the garden's Calyx building, features 25,000 creepy carnivorous plants.

The living exhibition is made up of Venus flytraps — luckily these ones don't thrive on human blood — lobster pots, flypapers, bladders and more fascinating, bug-munching plants. And, if you're lucky, you might even see them in action. If you're not, you can do so in augmented reality.

The RBG has launched an app in conjunction with the killer exhibition, which lets you 'collect' the plants — a bit like Pokemon GO — and watch them eat flies. Or, you can get eaten by a plant, à la Little Shop of Horrors, thanks to its new Snapchat filter.

While the exhibition looks impressive now, it'll continue to grow and overflow onto the floor as the hungry plants search for food. So, we suggest checking in again in a couple of months to see how it progresses — it is free, after all.

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