Zing tubes are bug-eating plants found along with most still bodies of water. They keep a bitter fluid at the bottom of their tube to attract insects hatching from puddles, ponds, and the like. The insects are then vibrated so violently they become disoriented and often fall to the liquid base. They then drown and are digested over one to three days depending on size.
Six to eight-pointed veins come together at a circular tube at its base that is 5-10cm thick. Fading from pale green to a vivid red with black spots as it grows it has the appearance of a diseased octopus.
iron or metallic
Green to deep red depending on size. Black spots.
Boiling / Condensation Point
Melting / Freezing Point