Friday Squid Blogging: Jumbo Squid Teeth
They're strong and lightweight:
The teeth get their strength from architecture. A series of tooth pores runs through the protein, and on the outer edge the pores are spaced widely for a hard, shape edge that digs into the flesh of hapless prey. Toward the base, the pores are closer together, making a softer material that can absorb the prey's thrashing without breaking.
Posted on February 20, 2009 at 4:48 PM • 5 Comments