Ants feed on almost anything: polyxenid millipeds, nectar from extrafloral nectaries or cultured fungi - just to name a few options. Some may even say that Cheliomyrmex feed on vertebrates. But have you ever heard of ants feeding on slime molds? Myriorama took this picture of an ant carrying a piece of Arcyria slime mold. Carrying does not necessarily result into eating the slime mold or feeding it to the larvae but for what other reason should this ant carry around the slime mold?
Photo by Myriorama. Look at her set of Myxomycetes pictures and discover the hidden beauty of slime molds.