Using interlocking mesh that prevents prey from escaping, these carnivorous plants lure spiders, beetles and ants with alluring mucus before snapping shut and digesting them. Despite this vicious reputation, Venus Flytraps are delicate and require a very specific set of conditions to grow properly. Because of this they have become rare in the wild, and we recommend you purchase your flytraps from a licensed dealer. This is for your own safety as it is a felony to remove Venus Flytraps from their natural habitat, a 60-mile radius around Wilmington, North Carolina.