Thursday, August 15, 2013

Crab's Teeth: Can You Find Them?

A crab’s teeth are found in it's stomach.

 Picture from Mike Delaney

Unlike human teeth, the teeth in a crab's stomach are not made of bone, but of a material called chitin, which is the same material that makes up most of a crab's shell.  These teeth are located in what are called "gastric mills" inside the stomach.
chamber called the gastric mill

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