wick what you use to cut them down the center like that?
did you have any problem with them dying cause they were delivered to my house a couple hours ago and I'm not cooking til tonight?
Taking into account the total amount of water in the 3/4 filled pot you end up with the complete formula of (total # of quarts divided by 1.5 quarts equal the total amount of pounds of lobster to cook at one time).
A standard twenty quart pot filled to 15 quarts will hold ten pounds of lobsters. Broken down to size it will hold 8 Chicken lobster, 6 to 7 one and a half pounders, 4 to 5 2.25 lb lobsters. Now that you have your total number of lobsters you can cook at one time; you need to know the cooking time. The rule of thumb is 8 minutes per pound of lobster. That is a two pound lobster takes 16 minutes to cook.