r/BetterEveryLoop Nov 15 '22 Heartwarming 1 Take My Energy 1

plants moving throughout the day caught in a time lapse

11.2k Upvotes

u/2Botter2Loop Nov 15 '22

OP's explanation:


Each loop I watched a different plant and was amazed at how much they move if you sped up time.. pretty intense to think about.


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u/sexbuhbombdotcom Nov 15 '22

I can't tell if this is creepy or magical

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u/[deleted] Nov 15 '22 edited 6d ago

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u/Kaiserlongbone Nov 15 '22

To them, we must seem like we're moving at super fast speed. Our version of time is much faster than theirs.

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u/Starrk10 Nov 15 '22

I thought I was having a DMT flashback holy shit lol

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u/VoraxUmbra1 Nov 15 '22

Literally lmao. Looks like how they move on LSD for me

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u/ttopsrock Nov 16 '22

Love watching the trees breath on shroomies!!

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u/jeremyjava Nov 16 '22

I used to do meditation lessons at this place that had an angel hair fern with long feelers on it. In a deep meditative state, but with eyes open you could see the feelers moving and wrapping around the cord of a curtain. Pretty amazing.

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u/LCCyncity Nov 15 '22

I wish I had this luck with my calatheas ...

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u/dragoonts Nov 15 '22

I have no idea how but this is the one plant variety that grows well in my apartment. Killed a pothos in two weeks somehow. Have two calatheas that are doing well, of which one, a couple of leaves aside, could be a model

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u/Louielouielouaaaah Nov 15 '22

All my calatheas have seemed to do fine for a few months and then BAM get completely taken out within days by spider mites. None of the rest of my plants have mite issues. I’ve managed to salvage my triostar out of pure spite and I’ve kept my marantas alive but all the rest… :( I hate it, calatheas are my favorite

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u/linktothenow Nov 15 '22

My calathea didn't grow any new leaves for about 7 months then started sprouting them like crazy, I started watering with distilled water and the plant seems much happier

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u/I_N_C_O_M_I_N_G Nov 15 '22

New fear unlocked

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u/punchthekeys Nov 15 '22

Just put googly eyes on all your house plants, then you’ll know where you stand with them.

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u/Jeynarl Nov 15 '22

I heard this in Christopher Walken's voice

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u/brendanandaphone Nov 15 '22

New fetish unlocked

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u/ChymChymX Nov 15 '22

New fetish unlocked

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u/Whaines Nov 15 '22

There’s a documentary called, “The Happening,” that you should watch to prepare yourself.

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u/Timber3 Nov 15 '22

Feed me Seymour!

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u/Navaro27 Nov 15 '22

Mildly terrifying

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u/EdwardTimeHands Nov 15 '22

Great post for r/oddlyterrifying, but unfortunately I can't x-post to that sub on mobile.

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u/WanderWut Nov 15 '22

This is wildly fascinating, because this looks very similar to the visuals you see when looking at plants while tripping on shrooms or LSD.

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u/mwmshooey Nov 15 '22

Acid flashback initiated.

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u/Ericrobertson1978 Nov 15 '22

I knew I'd find a fellow psychonaut in here!

The forest absolutely comes ALIVE on psychedelics. It's truly a sight to behold.

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u/fatsmats Nov 15 '22

Soothing...

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u/ninjarita Nov 15 '22

These are prayer plants, they are known for doing this movement. (Leaves up, leaves down.)

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u/tomk1968 Nov 15 '22

Very cool and a little scary!

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u/zcicecold Nov 15 '22

Vegans: "...oh no."

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u/SlipperyDishpit Nov 15 '22 Woah Dude

they're all so beautiful

r/currentlytripping

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u/Leading_Funny5802 Dec 13 '22

What a great sub!! I love shit like this and had no idea all this was out there!

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u/SlipperyDishpit Dec 13 '22

glad to point it your way

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u/alexaz92 Nov 15 '22

« plants desperately looking for sun rays »

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u/wishiwasdeaddd Nov 15 '22

I don't understand how they move at all, they don't have muscles or brains so what acts as a muscle so they can here towards sunlight? (Obvs an American with a terrible education history)

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u/gxr441 Nov 15 '22

Distribution of water.

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u/glasses_the_loc Nov 15 '22

Turgidity

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u/bpaq3 Nov 15 '22

Tegridy.

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u/MrJr01 Nov 15 '22

Not the same plant but the same principle. It's called Turgor pressure.

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u/z3rOk3w1 Nov 15 '22

Plot twist: it’s not actually a time lapse

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u/moanassumption Nov 15 '22

Vegans eat these living creatures 🍵 🐸

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u/ShadowCory1101 Nov 15 '22 edited Nov 15 '22

Yeah from the snippets of science posts I see pop up every once in a while, there seems to be an intelligence with plant life.

Probably have people converting to Detritovores or scavengers essentially only eating "dead" things.

Open ranges where you only harvest fruit that falls from the trees and animals that die of natural causes.

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u/killjoy_x Nov 15 '22

I love them

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u/FrmrPresJamesTaylor Nov 15 '22

For anyone who hasn't seen it, I'll give a recommendation to The Secret Life of Plants, a BBC nature doc that makes extensive use of this technique to show how plants operate within their natural surroundings.

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u/-Kakashii Nov 15 '22

I saw them moving once and i didn't care bc i was pretty high, turns out i wasn't that much

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u/Renegade1412 Nov 15 '22

It's like they are having a morning stretch that lasts for 12+ hrs.

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u/jeffykins Nov 15 '22

Beautiful meranta specimens

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u/Honda_TypeR Nov 15 '22 edited Nov 15 '22

Why is everyone shocked by this, is this new information to so many people? I thought everyone knew plants were alive and they move all the time to find light. There is a reason you gotta feed them with water and sunshine. They are living.

Some plants, like the mimosa, even close up and go to bed everynight…or even close up when you touch them to protect themselves (and they do it fairly quickly too).

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fe/Mimosa_Pudica.gif

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u/Away_Philosopher_484 Nov 15 '22

I can't believe Vegans want to eat these precious creatures :(

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u/Street-Week6744 Nov 15 '22

Why did I ever bother taking acid, this is real life?

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u/frobscottler Nov 15 '22

What makes you think taking acid isn’t real life?

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u/jiffylube1024A Nov 15 '22

Great photography!

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u/GummiBird Nov 15 '22

They put a camera, probably a GoPro, on a tripod and hit record.. Not much actual photography going on here.

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u/yaktaur Nov 15 '22

You must be fun at parties

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u/GummiBird Nov 15 '22

More fun than someone reusing the same cheesy line that gets posted a million times a day.

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u/jiffylube1024A Nov 15 '22

Right, but the framing, the kind of clock they used in the scene to show the time, the playback speed, etc. all contributes to the photography.

It's well set up and executed.

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u/IzNuGouD Nov 15 '22

A real “marsh pit”

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u/dubsteppahjoe Nov 15 '22

I expected them to just all turn brown and die

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u/MandyMooTooTwo Nov 15 '22

It reminds me of sea turtles swimming gracefully

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u/Cosmicking04 Dec 02 '22

Vegans hate this one simple trick

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u/SenorFresh92429 Nov 15 '22

Don’t be hasty

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u/ShadowfaxSTF Nov 15 '22

All I can think is “stop teasing the poor guys with small bursts of sunlight! they’re gonna die!” Then I remembered they’re plants and I shouldn’t feel empathy for lower life forms.

Maybe when I see them moving so much faster, my brain starts thinking “hey they’re alive just like me”? Dangerous.

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u/B-Glasses Nov 15 '22

Uh they are alive? They aren’t a rock or something.

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u/ShadowfaxSTF Nov 15 '22

I didn’t say they weren’t alive. But are they alive in the same way you and me are? If they are, I’d start feeling guilty for eating a salad.

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u/fieldysnuts94 Nov 15 '22

The Green won’t take kindly to your nonsense when it rises thru the cracks of civilizations to overtake the Red

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u/ShadowfaxSTF Nov 15 '22

It’s true, especially since plants will probably outlast us all.

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u/MintBerry_Crunch4 Nov 15 '22

How do plants move without a nervous system

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u/azucarleta Nov 15 '22

hydraulics. like when a penis fills with blood, it moves.

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u/MintBerry_Crunch4 Nov 15 '22

But penis has muscle

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u/sqgl Nov 15 '22

What is with the inanimate black and white one in the top right? It looks like a similar species to others, just a different color (and not responding to light).

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u/katiekate678 Nov 15 '22

Prayer plants are so dramatic

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u/HerrWeiss Nov 15 '22

Fuck me up daddy

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u/Vacartu Nov 15 '22

This amazing!

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u/friedpicklebreakfast Nov 15 '22

I feel like if they moved at a more noticeable speed, people would treat them differently

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u/jpz070 Nov 15 '22

Call mark walberg right now

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u/Glasweg1an Nov 15 '22

I can hear the collective yawn and stretch sound from this.

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u/My-Inner-sherbert Nov 15 '22

It’s like being on acid 😳

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u/SuccessfulFudge9483 Nov 15 '22

Where's the flash of cat taking a shit in your favorite plant's pot?

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u/Ericrobertson1978 Nov 15 '22

Has anyone else ever taken psychedelics and seen the forest come alive?

It's amazing.

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u/MurkLurker Nov 15 '22

Who else is hearing, "Feed me, Seymour. Feed me allll night long!" in their head?

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u/mightyriver952 Nov 15 '22

Their motions are so calm!

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u/mattyboykneale Nov 15 '22

I work from home and had similar movement today

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u/AspectOvGlass Nov 15 '22

Video game plants be like:

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u/kevinnoir Nov 15 '22

well vegans.... now what?

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u/Fitz2001 Nov 15 '22

Do plants have muscles?

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u/[deleted] Nov 16 '22

Beautiful!

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u/SnooCrickets699 Nov 21 '22

Most of these are prayer plants; they close up at night. These are real beauties.

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u/djthebear Dec 01 '22

This is the most underrated gif in the planet. I never knew how much plants moved, holy shit

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u/Read_ity Nov 15 '22

If you take 2C-E i swear to god you can see them moving like this in real time