I have a project about organisms that use ammonia as a solvent. The creatures live on such a cold world that chemical reactions are slow and inefficient. Due to the inefficiencies, the organisms move solvated electrons to generate an electric current.
Organisms generate their electric current by creating deposits of electrons on one side of their bodies, which causes the solvated electrons to move through long and twisted wire-like cells. Different organisms achieve this build up differently, but, in mobile organisms, it is usually via a process of short-circuiting prey or by inorganic electron sources. Organisms basically prey on each other by sapping the electric charge from other organisms.
These organisms also utilize magnetism and other electricity-related mechanisms. Before now, I had this idea to short circuit prey by physically spearing it with an organ and sapping its electric charge. At this point, I am instead exploring the mechanism of creatures creating a magnetic flux tube to ionize the air, directing the current between the hunter and prey without direct contact. Basically, the mechanism will sap electric charge from prey using glowing strands of plasma incased in magnetic flux tubes.
My question is: Could this flux tube thing work?
I'm not sure if the organisms would be able to generate strong enough flux tubes, and I'm also not sure if it could actually pull electrons from the prey organisms. For now, I don't want to consider how this function might naturally evolve, I am solely focused on whether or not it could be plausible.