Tardigrade, just emerged from its egg. Found on a fern
Tardigrade found in moss
Microscope: 20x Objective
Scientific Name: Echiniscoides Sigismundi
You can see why they are called "water bears.
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During the molting phase the tardigrade mother deposits her eggs in the shed skin to provide a protective shelter. This shows the cuticula with several developing eggs.
It's hard to take a picture of these guys - they never stop moving. Found with many friends grazing on some moss.
Especie Ramazzottius oberhaeuseri