So, I've been lurking here for months now, but I figured it was about time to become an active participant. Believe me, in my day I've seen a lot of forums on a lot of different topics, and jeez, this must be one of the coolest places on the internet, period! I'm a neuroscience-focused physiology student at San Francisco State University, where I work under the tremendously skilled and eminently knowledgeable Dr. Robyn Crook (you might know her from her oh-so-imaginative username, @robyn). The latest endeavor I've been a part of has been setting up what, in so far as I can tell, is like the Mother of All Tank Systems, and culturing a bunch of adorable, persnickety squid for us to Science(TM) with. I'm really interested in how invertebrate models can help us understand human neuroscience, and what it can tell us about how neural systems first arose, which also answers questions about how they are conserved (and are not conserved!) through evolutionary time. I don't have much to contribute, being such a newbie, but you guys make it easy -- there's such a wealth of cool information and stories about cephs here. I hope one day I can pay it forward to all you beautiful people. I'm just happy to be here, man.