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#1 adam

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Posted 29 September 2003 - 09:44 PM

just wondering if there is any other way of killing squid other than putting them in icy water..???

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Posted 30 September 2003 - 10:43 AM

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Spiking them between the eyes with the point of a knife or other sharp implement does the job for me....probably not as humane as the ice trick, but very quick.
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Posted 30 September 2003 - 11:47 AM

For the benefit of others, there was a previous discussion about this topic at the following thread:

http://www.squidfish...act=ST&f=2&t=74
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Posted 07 October 2003 - 08:39 AM

I have found a good way to kill squid. I used the tool below. You put it in the mouth of the squid (insert about 4 or 5 cm) and spin the tool around. It kills them very quickly. I can't explain how it works but the effect was almost instant.

I have tried it just once (since I only got one squid on the weekend) but I am keen to give it another shot soon.

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Posted 13 October 2003 - 04:25 PM

hrmmm, thats gotta hurt! :th
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Posted 14 October 2003 - 11:17 AM

Where did you manage to get that tool from..? :blink:
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Posted 14 October 2003 - 04:07 PM

What on earth is that??????
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Posted 14 October 2003 - 11:27 PM

It is just a steel rod with a "L" hook on the end. It doesn't look like much but it works really well! :beer

A friend gave it to me. I don't think you can buy them in australia. This one is from japan. But I think you could make one yourself easily enough. :D

I just wish I knew HOW it works :th
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Posted 15 October 2003 - 06:39 PM

Hi Glen
I think your 'tool' destroys the squid's brain. If you insert 4-5cm then twist, I reckon you'd be in the right spot to wreck the brain, according to this pic I found.

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Posted 15 October 2003 - 09:47 PM

ahhh....so thats what it does... :th
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Posted 16 October 2003 - 02:57 PM

Ah! Yeah you must be right. Thanks for that mate. :geek :geek :geek

Cheers, Glen :th :o
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Posted 06 March 2004 - 05:10 PM

Here is a tool designed to kill squid. It is made by Breaden and described as IGTH or "IKASAMA・GOES・TO・HEAVEN".

http://www.breaden.n...thers/igth.html

You can download a video of the tool in use at the following site:

http://www.geocities...n/tjf-movie.htm

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Posted 06 March 2004 - 06:28 PM

Here is another photo of the IGTH in use.

Photo was taken from the following webpage:

http://www.naturum.c...asp?item=474738

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Posted 29 March 2004 - 01:03 PM

Gday ,
Just found this site .Heaps of info.
All i do with the squid we get is grab them just behind the head and squeese as hard as you can . Within a few seconds th coulor is gone and the squid is dead.
Cheers Mako :au:
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Posted 23 September 2004 - 04:10 AM

if you want humane. icy water to get them good and dulled to any kind of pain or stick them in the freezer afterwards, they will die in there sleep then. or if you dont want to wait the extra few minutes then yea numb em and knock there brain outta orbit.
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Posted 30 October 2004 - 07:13 PM

I cant believe they make a 'tool' to kill a squid.....!!!!
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Posted 14 June 2007 - 03:57 PM

The easiest and cleanest way is to drop them in a bucket of fresh water.They instantly go white and die of osmotic shock.....no pain inflicted at all.
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Posted 29 September 2009 - 04:24 PM

i've always given them a hard pinch behind the eyes
then into an ice slurry
now i don't know if it is the cuddle or the ice :)
have to try the fresh water (makes sence) if it doesn't affect the flavour

i do the same thing when killing baits for rigging as swim/skip baits
when you put them in fresh water they die very quickly and with their mouths shut (much easier to rig)

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 06:18 AM

hi
ice slurry is good because it keeps the product very fresh.
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Posted 05 October 2009 - 04:34 PM

Decapitate quickly, they're dead before they know it.
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