Here is how you dissect out a squid’s giant axon:
First, using a net, catch a squid (Loligo pealei
is what I have in mind here, but other species would be similar, no doubt) from the tank. It will not be pleased you have done this.
Next, grab hold of the squid in your left hand. That’s important because you are about to wield scissors, and any lefty will tell you that this is an absurd challenge using your left. The squid, at this point, remains unhappy.
The squid’s unhappiness is important because it will do one thing for sure that you want it to do, and it may do another that you don’t. The first is that it will continually extend and retract its head, leaving its “neck” (for lack of a better term) exposed...