Source: Bestiary, pg(s). 129
Drakauthixes hunt by ambush. They float near the ceiling of large caverns waiting for the opportunity to hook onto unsuspecting prey below. The creature is, in some ways, a colony creature—that is, it "sees" through a network of spores it releases into its environment that allow it to know when food is nearby. After successfully hooking prey, the drakauthix will gradually absorb the target externally. Typically, once all nutrients have been absorbed, the husk will be expelled with a new generation of sporelings embedded within, ready to burst forth and begin the life cycle anew.