3 hours ago
Do Slime Molds eat Dragonflies?
Yesterday I was headed out to wander about and check on my friends' pond. I spotted a white blob on the lawn and I felt curiosity rise through me. Cameras in hand I found what appeared to be a new slime mold with a motionless dragonfly stuck to it. I wondered "is it dead, I see no movement". It is interesting how there is a feeling in something as to whether it is dead or not, my suspicions were correct, not dead, just gave up the battle. Slowly I pried the little fellow off the pile of slime.
My question is: how did this happen? Is slime mold food to a dragonfly and it accidentally got stuck? Did it land there out of curiosity and then get stuck? Does slime lure critters in with some amazing scent and then capture them in their stickiness and slowly devour the little critter?
If you know and share the answer with us in the comment section of this post you will be rewarded with a spirithelpers greeting card, handmade by me!