We have seen Spock mind meld or have telepathic contact with several aliens, including at least one extremely physiologically different (Horta).

The answer to Are there any species a Vulcan can't mind-meld with? does not include changelings/Founders in the list of species with which a Vulcan can not mind meld, but the source is Memory Alpha.

Could telepaths read a changeling's mind? has an answer which brings evidence that Betazoids can not read changelings' minds, but no information has surfaced about Vulcans -- an we know from the Horta that Vulcans are not limited to 'similar' species.

Is there any canon source where a Vulcan actually attempts a mind meld with a changeling (and fails or succeeds), or which mentions that it is possible or impossible?

If there is no canon source, then I would be interested in answers from books.

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    Presumably, the Horta has a physical brain (or thinking organ) that Spock was able to access. Obviously, Changelings are something totally different. However, since Spock was able to read the probe Nomad, I don't think any species, save for those that are exceedingly powerful (Q, Nagilum, GoF, etc.), can be for sure included in the list of "un-meldable" without good canon evidence or implication. Jul 13, 2023 at 14:04
  • @HamSandwich - canon evidence, one way or the other, is kind of what I'm hoping for. Doesn't appear to be forthcoming though!
    – Basya
    Jul 13, 2023 at 14:31


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