Tardigrade 2
 Feb 9, 2018

Have you ever heard of the tardigrade, meaning "slow stepper"? It's sort of the sloth of the micro-world. They are also known as waterbears or moss piglets and are water-dwelling, eight-legged, segmented micro-animals. When I look at one, I can't decide if I want to pet it or shoo it away. They are kind of cute, kind of creepy.

These little guys are so amazing. They are the ONLY animal that can survive in space. Yes, you heard me right. The only animal that can survive the cold, irradiated vacuum of outer space. They will outlive cockroaches. Hundreds of species can be found across the seven continents; everywhere from the highest mountain to the lowest sea. Many species of tardigrades live in water, but on land, you find them almost everywhere there's moss or lichen.

Research the tardigrade and create something new out of one or several of them in your photo-chop shop. It can be anything. If you don’t know what they are, just Google them and the images will amaze you. They don’t have to be microscopic; they can be the size of a car. Let your imagination go wild. You could make it horrific or funny. Just make sure that when you see it, all the science geeks will say.. HEY!!! That looks like a tardigrade!!

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