The single biggest mistake people make
is placing live lobsters in a sink or bathtub. If you do this, the lobsters will
Salt added to water WILL NOT change this problem.
It is better to keep the lobsters cold in the refrigerator in original bags and
covered with a damp cloth. But no more that 24 hours of refrigeration is
recommended before cooking live lobster. A basic rule-of-thumb for cooking
lobster is "the sooner the better".