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Originally posted by VoidHawk
If someone wired me up with that awful row I'd probably turn a nasty shade of red.
That poor squid, I hope it eats the researchers.
We tested our cockroach leg stimulus protocol on the squid’s chromatophores. We used a suction electrode to attach to the squid’s fin nerve, then connected the electrode to an iPod nano as our stimulator. The results were both interesting and beautiful. The video below is a view through an 8x microscope zoomed in on the dorsal side of the fin.
Aug 27 2012: They also did a similar experiment with the body of a dead squid. They connected the nerve in the end of the squid's fin with the exposed wires of earbuds, then played music. The minute charge from the headphones was enough to stimulate the chromatophores in the squid's skin, and they changed colors to the rhythm of the song