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Clams that have wide open shells that don't shut?

mushroomaffairs | Dec 23, 201406:38 PM

Making stuffed clams for Christmas Eve. I bought large clams, all are very much alive except two have shells that are wide open and stay open (uncooked, pre-steam). They don't move or close shut? They look really nice on the inside but they're dead??

Why are they wide open before cooking as opposed to not opening after cooking?

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