Keep your Oysters cool and dry in your refrigerator (no lower than 33°F). Do not seal them in air tight containers. The best way to store them is in their bag, inside a large bowl, with a damp kitchen towel over the top. Check your kitchen towel periodically to make sure it's always damp. DO NOT store your Oysters underneath or directly on ice. Oysters will die if they sit in fresh water.
Oysters are best consumed within 24 hrs. If properly cared for, they can keep in the refrigerator for up to 4-5 days.
Do not consume bad Oysters that are dry or withered with a cloudy appearance and foul smell. Fresh Oysters are plump with a glossy tan color and smells fresh and mild like the ocean breeze.