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To store live, in-shell clams, oysters and mussels at home, make certain they stay good and cold and that they get plenty of oxygen. When you get home, take the shellfish from their bag or other wrapping and put them in a colander. Set that colander inside a large bowl, which will catch drips and allow air circulation. Lay some dampened (but not dripping wet) paper towels over the shellfish and store seafood in the coldest area of your refrigerator (generally the lower back portion).