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Awesome facts about the Tardigrade, except for the last few "facts". They may be "ancient," but only by thousands of years - not millions.

Awesome facts about the Tardigrade, except for the last few "facts". They may be "ancient," but only by thousands of years - not millions.

Tardigrades in Space - black fabric by pinky_wittingslow on Spoonflower - custom fabric

Tardigrades in Space - black fabric by pinky_wittingslow on Spoonflower - custom fabric

Tardigrades occur throughout the world, from the Himalayas to Honduras... The most convenient place to find tardigrades is on lichens and mosses. Other environments are dunes, beaches, soil, andmarine or freshwater sediments, where they may occur quite frequently (up to 25,000 animals per litre). Tardigrades often can be found by soaking a piece of moss in spring water. Tardigrades are able to survive in extreme environments that would kill almost any other animal

Tardigrades occur throughout the world, from the Himalayas to Honduras... The most convenient place to find tardigrades is on lichens and mosses. Other environments are dunes, beaches, soil, andmarine or freshwater sediments, where they may occur quite frequently (up to 25,000 animals per litre). Tardigrades often can be found by soaking a piece of moss in spring water. Tardigrades are able to survive in extreme environments that would kill almost any other animal

"Tardigrades are microscopic animals that live in moss and the muddy sand on beaches. They can survive high temperatures, freezing, and crushing pressures by drying themselves up into a little hard ball, called a tun. Stick a tun in water and [...] it will rehydrate and regenerate back into a tardigrade. [...] It may well be the most adorable genome on Earth."

"Tardigrades are microscopic animals that live in moss and the muddy sand on beaches. They can survive high temperatures, freezing, and crushing pressures by drying themselves up into a little hard ball, called a tun. Stick a tun in water and [...] it will rehydrate and regenerate back into a tardigrade. [...] It may well be the most adorable genome on Earth."

Water Bear Or Tardigrade Photograph

Water Bear Or Tardigrade

Tardigrade Plush

Ramazzottius varieornatus (Yokozuna) & Hypsibius dujardini L size: 30cm Water bear / Tardigrade

Anatomy of Tardigrada   Demonstrating the appearance of gravid tardigrades, mouthparts, and different claw-forms and exterior textures.  The Tardigrada of the Scottish Lochs: Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Vol. XLI - Part III - No. 27. By James Murray, 1905.

Anatomy of Tardigrada Demonstrating the appearance of gravid tardigrades, mouthparts, and different claw-forms and exterior textures. The Tardigrada of the Scottish Lochs: Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Vol. XLI - Part III - No. 27. By James Murray, 1905.

Tardigrade Art Print by Jonnakonna

Tardigrade Art Print

So You Want To Kill A Tardigrade? [Comic] It's going to be a lot harder than you think.

So You Want To Kill A Tardigrade? [Comic] It's going to be a lot harder than you think.

1.25" Enamel pin with black metal featuring a tardigrade and a ribbon with the words "Tardigrade Tough" on a cute teal ribbon. You know the tardigrade is one of my favorite microscopic critters becaus

Tardigrade Tough Enamel Pin

1.25" Enamel pin with black metal featuring a tardigrade and a ribbon with the words "Tardigrade Tough" on a cute teal ribbon. You know the tardigrade is one of my favorite microscopic critters becaus

"Tardigrade Troop from Head Office" 32" x 43" (including frame that is not pictured) Acrylic on thrift store print These large tardigrades are here on Earth to collect the intel that their microscopic cousins have been gathering about us humans all these years.

"Tardigrade Troop from Head Office" 32" x 43" (including frame that is not pictured) Acrylic on thrift store print These large tardigrades are here on Earth to collect the intel that their microscopic cousins have been gathering about us humans all these years.

A scanning electron micrograph of a water bear. Like regular bears, tardigrades have claws, which help in locomotion. Unlike regular bears i...

A scanning electron micrograph of a water bear. Like regular bears, tardigrades have claws, which help in locomotion. Unlike regular bears i...

A new favorite creature in space + everyplace- Tardigrade! 'This little critter is known as a water bear or a #Tardigrade. In 2008 they were the first #animal demonstrated to be able to survive the vacuum of space. They are virtually indestructible  survive being blasted w radiation, intense pressures & years of desiccation. Specimens were launched into #space by Swedish scientists & they returned unharmed after 8 days. #microscopic #microbiota #survivor #creature #curiosity #strange #weird

Award-winning images of some of the world's smallest life forms

A new favorite creature in space + everyplace- Tardigrade! 'This little critter is known as a water bear or a #Tardigrade. In 2008 they were the first #animal demonstrated to be able to survive the vacuum of space. They are virtually indestructible survive being blasted w radiation, intense pressures & years of desiccation. Specimens were launched into #space by Swedish scientists & they returned unharmed after 8 days. #microscopic #microbiota #survivor #creature #curiosity #strange #weird