Jet-propelled escape in the squid Loligo opalescens: concerted control by giant and non-giant motor axon pathways.

Abstract

Recordings of stellar nerve activity were made during escape responses in living squid. Short-latency activation of the giant axons is triggered by light-flash stimulation that elicits a stereotyped startle-escape response and powerful jet. Many other types of stimuli produce a highly variable, delayed-escape response with strong jetting primarily… (More)

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