Among both plants and animals elaborate strategies have evolved for exploring the surrounding life as food. The feeding behavior of predators is based on a search and strike strategy. In contrast, grazers live surrounded by their food and are relatively immobile. Such animals as impalas and grasshoppers, whose persistent feeding make them ready prey, have evolved means of avoiding the notice of predators or methods of speedy escape. Plants that digest animal tissue have evolved complex and devious means to attract prey.
The variations in style of these feeding encounters and the precision involved in some of the feeding mechanisms are the themes of Feeding Strategy.
1. Food and feeding
3. Chewing and sucking from plants
4. Flowers, fruits and seeds
5. Mining and burrowing
6. Deposit-feeding and suspension-feeding
8. Living parasitically
9. The predatory life
10. Eating dead plants and animals
11. Special feeding relationships