Large chunks of food fatal for octopuses?

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    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    Good question! I think the radula helps to make sure that the large chunks do not go down...

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    @Fujisawas Sake found a poster quoting SOS that lead to a discussion on finding documentation about hard parts being lodged in octopus brains.
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    Steve remembered this paper.

    The access is subscription only and the portion about the snail shells being embedded in the brain is not in the abstract but Steve added this remembrance from the rest of the article:

    What comes next about the brain is not available without subscription (@Tintenfisch can you complete the paragraph?)
     

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