Lobsters are not poisonous if they die before cooking, but cooking should not be delayed. Many lobsters sold commercially are killed and frozen before cooking. Lobsters and other crustaceans do spoil rapidly after death, which is why many buyers insist on receiving them alive. If the lobster is “headed” before or soon after death, the body meat will keep fresh longer.
Lobsters usually move around and hunt for food at night. It was once thought that lobsters were scavengers and ate primarily dead things. However, researchers have discovered that lobsters catch mainly fresh food (except for bait) which includes fish, crabs, clams, mussels, sea urchins, and sometimes even other lobsters!
Red as a lobster
…is just a tale. Lobsters come in just about every color but red. They can be blue, light yellow, greenish-brown, gray, dusty orange, some calico, and some with spots. However, they all turn red when they hit hot water. The lobster found in our waters is dark blue.
Lobster fishing is regulated in Sweden, it’s only allowed between certain dates – from the first monday following September 20 through April 30.