A bit late today:
I was fascinated by the venus fly trap, and would tickle their sensors to make them close.
What I didn’t realise was that I was actually killing the plant because it hadn’t trapped anything and therefore didn’t get any nutrients from an empty sac.
Although I don’t like spiders, I appreciate the beauty of their webs, which in turn are traps for insects which are then cocooned in the arachnid’s larder.
Hubby used traps for pest control, and we made a couple of mouse traps from a design found on the internet. Yes, I banged some nails and staples into the contraption under Hubby’s guidance as he did the same.
Our bait was lard and bird seed, and within an hour, my trap had a mouse in it.
Next day, my trap had two mice in it, and his was still ‘virgin’.
The following day he was really excited as he’d broken hs duck and a mouse was merrily noshing away inside his trap. Mine had three.
Maybe they were attracted to the ‘pheromones’ secreted in my sweat making the trap!