Tardigrade, light micrograph

Tardigrade, light micrograph

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Caption: Tardigrade. Polarised light micrograph of a tardigrade (waterbear). Waterbears are small, water-dwelling, segmented micro-animals with eight legs that live in damp habitats such as moss or lichen. They are classed as extremophiles as they can survive dry conditions by changing into a desiccated state, in which they can remain for many years. They have even been brought back alive after spending 10 days in the vacuum of space. Magnification: x100, when printed at 10 centimetres wide. Magnification: x200 when printed 10 centimetres wide.

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