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Can I buy live crabs 24 hours before cooking them?

goodeatsgal | Jan 8, 201110:02 AM

I'd like to buy a couple of live Dungeness crabs tonight and keep them in the refrigerator to boil them for dinner tomorrow night. Is this a bad idea? I'll be close by the market tonight whereas I'd have to make a special 1-hour trip tomorrow, so this is for convenience. If it's okay, how would I store them in the fridge? On ice? Thanks!

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