I picked them all using fingers and scissors, both seemed about equally effective, fingers a bit easier but of course you get a bit of heat in your fingers which I didn't mind but was careful not to touch my eyes. Been there, done that when I was little, lesson learned for life.
I gave them a rinse and then cut off the tops with scissors.
Dry them until crispy and store in a jar in the cupboard. Drying time was about 8 - 12 hours.
They are fantastic straight out of the jar and into a curry etc or easily sliced. If you prefer them less hot or less piquant scrape out the seeds - easily done when they're dry and you're less likely to get hot juice on your hands.