seen in compost heap... does this type of slug eat others???
No interactions present.
Many slugs are opportunistic feeders and will scavenge 'carrion' if emcountered, which could include other dead slugs. Other than the specialist earthworm predators Testacella sp. I don't think slugs normally take live animals (depending on the species, preferring dead plant material, fungi or over-pampered seedlings in greenhouses). However, I'm prepared to be enlightened if anyone knows otherwise.
BMIG website: www.bmig.org.uk (centipedes, millipedes & woodlice)
BMIG Newsletters ~ www.bmig.org.uk/view/resource/bmig-newsletter
BMIG Bulletins ~ www.bmig.org.uk/view/resource/bmig-bulletin
I can't be sure whether the small slugs I have seen this species eating were dead or alive, but if dead, they were pretty fresh.
Lat/Lng: 51.4, 0.1
OS grid ref: TQ4675