Squid Dissection

In 1963, Sir Alan Hodgkin and Sir Andrew Huxley of England won the Noble Prize for discovering the mechanics of nerve impulse transmission using a squid’s giant axon. Today, I did a mini-version of their experiment and dissected a squid as well.

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In the first part, I cut the front mantle in half with scissors with one straight cut. This enabled me to see the inside of the squid.
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This is what it looked like when I cut the mantle up in half.
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This is where I discover the squid’s brain. I am not sure what the white string I am pulling out is but I think it is wither the giant axon or the esophagus.
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This is the squid brain and eyes close up.
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These are all parts I dissected on the squid. I hope there are right!
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The Squid’s giant axon under a microscope (dyed blue).
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3 thoughts on “Squid Dissection

  1. 綺麗に分けられるんだね。
    イカの鮮度は悪いみたいだけど…アメリカは、イカを食べる文化ですか?

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