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Job: Warrior
Family: Flytrap
Crystal: Wind
Weak to: Ice

Flytrap

Flytrap

Zone Level Drops Steal Spawns Notes
Phanauet Channel 15 - 25 2 H
Carpenters' Landing 18 - 22 4 H
A = Aggressive; NA = Non-Aggresive; L = Links; S = Detects by Sight; H = Detects by Sound;
HP = Detects Low HP; M = Detects Magic; Sc = Follows by Scent; T(S) = True-sight; T(H) = True-hearing
JA = Detects job abilities; WS = Detects weaponskills; Z(D) = Asleep in Daytime; Z(N) = Asleep at Nighttime; A(R) = Aggressive to Reive participants

Historical Background

Many Flytrap monsters have the suffix -trap, with the prefix being some creature. Flytrap means this plant catches Flies in it. This monster is based on the Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula), a well-known carnivorous plant with open leaves with trichomes which act as sensitive triggers able to snap the leaf shut in a fraction of a second. Carnivorous plants live in Nitrogen poor soil, so evolved carnivory, seeking protein from small insects or spiders, to supplement what they can get from the soil. Venus flytraps reside in Nitrogen-poor bogs in North Carolina & South Carolina, United States. Genus Aldrovandra (Waterwheel traps) also use the same mechanism for capturing insects, the snap-trap.


There are a number of other carnivorous plants: pitcher plants, sundews, butterworts, bladderworts, lobster-pot traps.

Bladderworts (Genus Utricularia) use small trap sacs with sensitive hairs which use vacuum force to suck zooplankton in.

Sundews (Genus Drosera) have pillars or globes lined with stalks with a sticky drop on the end of each which entraps the insect and causes the whole appendage to curl around the insect and secrete digestive enzymes. Sundews are found worldwide (excluding Antarctica), but are concentrated in South America, South Africa, Australia. The small Genus Byblis (found on Australia) is a carnivorous plant with the same mechanism as a Sundew. Genus Drosophyllum (found in Spain, Portugal, Gibraltar) also has the same lure, but cannot curl its leaves around the insect and is thus passive.

Butterworts (Genus Pinguicula) have leaves covered in sticky droplets, which when they trap an insect, the leaf margins curl up and over the insect and secrete digestive enzymes. They are also called flypaper traps. They are primarily native to Europe, Central America.

Corkscrew Plants (Genus Genlisea) use mechanisms similar to lobster-pot traps, specialized leaves shaped like tubes with inward-pointing hairs, allowing soil invertebrates to enter, but being unable to backtrack, having to stop or proceed deeper in to the digestive chamber.

Pitcher Plants (Genera Sarracenia, Heliamphora, Nepenthes, Darlingtonia). Flytraps resemble this carnivorous plant more than any other type, including the Venus Flytrap. These are shaped like a giant pitcher which has slippery walls leading to digestive juices in the bottom. Insects are lured by the smell of nectar.

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