Originally Posted by yarndog2003
This time I just brought them home still in the bag and then put in a bowl and into the refrig.
You did the right thing.
They can still exchange oxygen thru the air, and their metabolism is slowed by the fridge so they're not requiring as much oxygen.
They will stay alive for 2 days, pretty sluggish by the third day.
When I clean 'em the day of, the cut up parts are still moving the next day... muscle is still alive!