The organism is transparent, oocytes can be seen it is in a state of cryptobiosis.
Definition: A state where metabolism has ceased in response to adverse environmental conditions such as desiccation, temperature extremes, and anoxia.
Eggs demonstrated in the organism
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This was on moss (Pleurozium schreberi) from a clump of lichens (Cladina) and moss in black spruce muskeg.
Found him on a wet pice of moss growing on a stump. This particular specimen was a lot more active than other tardigrades.
The first tardigrade I've ever managed to find! It was in moss in a house gutter, was pale brown with dark markings, opaque rather than transparent. Hard to make out too much detail with my 20x binocular microscope, but could clearly see its stumpy little legs, moving quite actively but not propelling it across the moss with any great speed. Couldn't see any cirri. They always look quite rigid in pictures, but its body was quite flexible.
Tardigrade, just emerged from its egg. Found on a fern
Tardigrade found in moss
Microscope: 20x Objective
Scientific Name: Echiniscoides Sigismundi