How to humanely dispatch a squid.

Hey guys.

 

I was asked a while ago how you use one of the iki jim spikes one squid so today i thought that i would show you. I took pics today so you know what im talking about. The main reason that you dispatch the squid is so that the tube doesnt tighten up so its in the best eating condition when you get around to clean it.

 

1). There is a lump on the squids head inbetween the eyes, put the spike there and push down. The head should turn white you know you've killed that part.

 

2). You then push the spike down one of the sides of the squid, if you look on the pics you can see where i mean. Half of the hood will turn white.

 

3). Then push the spike into the other side and it will turn white as well.

 

Then your left with a white squid that is in great condition to eat. One word of warning though is that it will release all of its ink every where. So what i do is do it in a spare bucket or container till all the ink is gone then into a bucket of water.

 

Hope this helps.

Cheers Danno


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sweet

Sun, 2010-11-14 19:15

that is an awsome technique. cheers for sharing.

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nice

Sun, 2010-11-14 20:24

I saw a guy using that thecneik (soz i can not spell) at freshy today when he caught 1!

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technique bro :)

Sun, 2010-11-14 21:33

technique bro :)

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thanks

Mon, 2010-11-15 18:06

thanks

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45 seconds in the deep fryer

Sun, 2010-11-14 20:30

45 seconds in the deep fryer works as well

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It would be a big hard

Sun, 2010-11-14 22:17

It would be a big hard lugging a deep fryer around off the rocks or in kayaks,, Cool

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or rippin its head, and

Sun, 2010-11-14 21:22

or rippin its head, and contents out yourself, then cleaning it manually. once i get in a rhythm, i can do them in 2 minutes minimum. :)

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Iki Jimi Squid...

Sun, 2010-11-14 22:08

I can do it in one less process.

Sorry its a bit blur. It was taken with a fairly hammered mobile.

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What length of time are

Sun, 2010-11-14 23:23

What length of time are those pics taken over Honsu?

 

Is it 30s or a couple of minutes?

 

Pretty interesting to see how quickly it nails them.

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They're basically taken

Sun, 2010-11-14 23:56

They're basically taken after each shot of the iki jimi. They just got white instantly.

The idea is to separate the squid pen from its "nervous system", therefore rendering it unable to produce ink and the shot to the head kills it completely.

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I use fresh water

Mon, 2010-11-15 00:06

When I go out squiding I take a few litres of fresh water to put in the bucket. When you drop the squid in it they die in seconds. Sometimes they squirt, sometimes they don't.

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Very interesting stuff Danno

Mon, 2010-11-15 10:14

Very interesting stuff Danno and Honsu, thanks for sharing that. When I catch squid, I put them straight into freezing cold ice and seawater slurry in the esky on the back of my kayak. They can ink to thier hearts content in there, and seem to stop moving pretty quickly (within a minute tops). I'm sure its fairly humane (I sure wouldn't like freezing to death), but more importantly I wonder if that is 'bad' for the texture of the squid.
I might be trying the spike thing next time though..

 

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What exactly

Mon, 2010-11-15 10:44

are you putting the spikes into when you do the mantle?

 

Is it just the mantle or some specific organ inside?

 

Also how deep are you placing the spike?

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never bothered, as their

Mon, 2010-11-15 11:15

never bothered, as their brains are spread almost over the whole body. so besides ripping off the head and cutting off 90% of the never endings, I can't see how a iki jimi will kill it humanly! But I can see the logic off the side nerves being severed as well and colour changes showing loss of never control.

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Iki Jimi

Mon, 2010-11-15 20:56

Iki Jimi fish or squid was never gonna be humane, unless you want to give them euthanasia.

The spike goes into the tube and breaks the nervous system thats attached to the brain. Kinda like breaking our spinal cord rendering our motor function useless.
According to the following pic (thanks Tony), you are breaking the connection of the Stellate Ganglion to the brain.

Then you spike the hard part between the eyes which contains the brain.
The spike only needs to go in enough to make it go white completely. Should you miss (half the tube is white) then you angle it slightly to the 'live' side and stab it in.

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Whats next? an iki jimi

Tue, 2010-11-16 17:34

Whats next? an iki jimi spike for scalie macks, hardey heads and mullet? What about an iki jimi for prawns and crabs?

Imagining humanely dispatching everything caught in a cast net?

 Unless it affects the taste of the squid im not sold. Otherwise they seem to cark it pretty quick in an iced slurry 

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but I do agree with honsu it

Wed, 2010-11-17 07:58

but I do agree with honsu it improves the quality of the flesh if you eating them. Also a lot less ink around later.

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lol.....Im not into humane things.....

Tue, 2010-11-16 17:42

Humans of the big chested variety....yeh but....

Its a way of killing squid for shorebased people and that they cant carry an ice slurry around. In the boat I rather the ice slurry but from the rocks....ikijimi to stop them pumping more ink and keeps the bucket clean =)

I know you prefer to bite the head off and throw into the ice slurry... while some sort of death metal music is playing in the background....hehehe

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It's hard being a knuckle

Tue, 2010-11-16 21:41

It's hard being a knuckle dragger these days. I remember the days when the most important piece of gear in the tackle box was a stubby holder

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get it right, stubby holder

Wed, 2010-11-17 08:00

get it right,
stubby holder with beer in it! and a niece piece of base ball bat to give the last rights to the bloody sharks....lol

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stubby holder.....

Tue, 2010-11-16 23:16

It better still is.....just only upto that 0.05 limit...

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Dont you just grab the

Thu, 2010-11-18 12:04

Dont you just grab the sucker by the body and with your thumb break it's neck. I think this is acheiving the same result as they turn white within seconds