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How can you tell if a clam is closed?

Asked: M-E Théorêt, Last Updated:

How do you know if your bivalves are alive? Immediately get rid of anything with broken or damaged shells. Clams and mussels shells should be slightly open, and should shut quickly when you tap on them. If they're closed, don't shut, or float in water, they're dead.

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