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    • Tardigrada
  • English
    • Waterbears
    • Tardigrades
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    • Osos de agua

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Recent observations

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Observer

mattbowser58

Date

November 19, 2014

Description

This was on moss (Pleurozium schreberi) from a clump of lichens (Cladina) and moss in black spruce muskeg.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Tardigrades Phylum Tardigrada

Date

October 4, 2014 01:24 PM EDT

Description

Found him on a wet pice of moss growing on a stump. This particular specimen was a lot more active than other tardigrades.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

number8dave

Date

June 1, 2014

Description

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.

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What

tardigrades Phylum Tardigrada

Observer

th0th

Date

April 16, 2014

Description

Tardigrade, just emerged from its egg. Found on a fern

Photos / Sounds

Square

Date

March 17, 2014

Description

Tardigrade found in moss

Microscope: 20x Objective
Illumination: Brightfield

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Date

March 28, 2014

Description

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No photos or sounds

Date

March 28, 2014

Description

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No photos or sounds

Date

March 28, 2014

Description

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No photos or sounds

Date

March 28, 2014

Description

Scientific Name: Echiniscoides Sigismundi

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What

Tardigrades Phylum Tardigrada

Observer

th0th

Date

February 28, 2014

Description

You can see why they are called "water bears.

Video can be seen at:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/loarie/12862063223/

Photos / Sounds

What

Tardigrades Phylum Tardigrada

Observer

th0th

Date

February 18, 2014

Description

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.

Photos / Sounds

What

Tardigrades Phylum Tardigrada

Observer

th0th

Date

February 17, 2014

Description

It's hard to take a picture of these guys - they never stop moving. Found with many friends grazing on some moss.

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Description from Wikipedia

Tardigrades (commonly known as waterbears or moss piglets) are small, water-dwelling, segmented micro-animals with eight legs.

No range data available.