Taylor Bays Care & Handling
Your LIVE Taylor Bays
Taylor Bays come packed in a corrugated box with molded foam inserts. They are kept cool during transit with "gel packs", non-toxic coolants. Because Taylor Bays must also be kept moist, they come wrapped in layers of absorbent pads moistened with sea water. There are absorbent pads at the bottom of the box to collect excess water during transit.
Keep the Taylor Bay Scallops cool!
The Taylor Bays should be stored in a cooler at a temperature of 35 to 40 degrees F (2-4C).
If Storing in the box:
1. Drain the excess water out of the box.
2. Wring out and replace the absorbant pads found in the bottom of the box.
3. Keep the scallops from drying out by placing the moist pads over them and keeping the box closed.
If not storing in their box:
Cover your Taylor Bays with a damp (not dripping) towel and store in a container with drainage holes in the bottom.
While on display, do not place the scallops in direct contact with ice.
Taylor Bays are salt water animals and will die in fresh water. The best way to display them on ice is to place them in an open plastic bag set in ice.
It is okay if the shells are open.
This does not mean the Taylor Bays are dead. Unlike other shellfish, Taylor Bays open when they are removed from the water. However, if they are not properly cared for, they will dry out.