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Alive clam

What do alive clams look like?

How do you know if a clam is alive? Gently tap any open clams on the counter and see if they close. If they remain open, discard. If using soft shell clams (which won’t fully close), tap or touch the side of the shell and/or siphon to check for movement. If the clam doesn’t respond…
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What is a clam alive?

Is a clam living or nonliving? clam, in general, any member of the invertebrate class Bivalvia—mollusks with a bivalved shell (i.e., one with two separate sections). More than 15,000 living species of bivalves are known, of which about 500 live in fresh water, the others occur in all seas. What part of the clam is…
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Are clam shells alive?

Is the shell of a clam alive? 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. Are…
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Do clams have to be alive?

The clams at your seafood counter or fish market are alive. Perished clams develop bacteria quickly, so it’s imperative to make sure you’re working with living clams before you start cooking. Is a clam living or nonliving? clam, in general, any member of the invertebrate class Bivalvia—mollusks with a bivalved shell (i.e., one with two…
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How to open an alive clam?

Because clams must be allowed to breathe to stay alive, store them in a single layer, covered with a damp cloth in the fridge (40ºF), and use them as soon as possible—definitely within two days. Never store clams covered or sealed in plastic. Any clams that die before being cooked should be discarded. Can you…
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Are clams immortal?

Clams. Believe it or not, some species of clams can live up to more than 400 years. Scientist explain that their long lifespan can be attributed to a process called “slowed cell replacement” but at present, there are still no reasons stating what makes them mature at a slow rate. Is there any animal that…
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Is a clam alive?

Clams are alive when you buy them and they need air, which is why most fishmongers poke holes in the plastic bags that carry them. You’ll want to bring the little fellers home as quickly as possible, take them out of the bag, cover them with a damp towel and store them in the cold…
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Do clam shells decompose?

Clamshells, like bones and other seashells, decompose much slowly, especially if left whole. The good thing is that over time, they release the minerals they have into the soil, especially calcium. This can happen rapidly when the shells are left to lie on the ground surface, or even on the bottom of the sea. Can…
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Are sea clams alive?

Clams are alive, and open up when they die. If any of your clams are open before you cook them, tap them a few times: if they close up, they are still alive. If they do not close up they are dead and should be discarded. Rinse your clams. Are clams alive? Clams are alive…
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Is a clam a living thing?

Clams are invertebrates. Invertebrates are animals that do not have a backbone. Clams belong to a group of invertebrates called mollusks. There are over 100,000 kinds of animals or species in the Mollusca phylum or category. What part of the clam is alive? A clam is alive when its two shells are shut tight together,…
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