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Old 12-03-2017, 09:14 AM   #1
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Keeping scallops alive

For how long can I keep scallops alive if I keep them in a big box of salt water at 2-3-4 degrees Celius?

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Old 12-03-2017, 10:02 AM   #2
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Like most shellfish, keeping the water oxygenated is the key.
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Old 01-09-2018, 11:42 AM   #3
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i think 30 minutes enough
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Old 01-09-2018, 06:58 PM   #4
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Like Craig said, to keep them alive for long, you need to get oxygen into the water, like you would a fish tank. Keeping them very cold helps, too, by slowing their metabolism.

I've seen people use a big cooler and a fish tank aerator to keep/purge clams and crawfish.

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You can get a bait bubbler for around $10 to help with the oxygenation.

It's a little battery powered air pump, hose, and diffuser that can be installed on the box or bucket.
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You can get a bait bubbler for around $10 to help with the oxygenation.

It's a little battery powered air pump, hose, and diffuser that can be installed on the box or bucket.
Ooooo, I need to get one of those for crawfish season, which is soon upon us. Thanks!

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Old 01-09-2018, 08:44 PM   #7
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I have had shiners/killies and minnows stay alive for almost a week in a bubbler bucket. Works great so long as you keep it cool.
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