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Live Science: Facts About Tardigrades
Microbial Life Educational Resources: Tarigrades (Water Bears)
at what extreme temperatures can a tardigrade survive?freezing and boiling points only ✕ down to -274°C and up to 200 °C ✕ anywhere between -200°C and 151 °C ✓ they cannot survive extreme temperatues ✕
how many legs does a tardigrade have?four ✕ six ✕ two ✕ eight ✓
how many species of tardigrades have been discovered?exactly 10 ✕ over 1,000 ✓ approximately 12,000 ✕ just under 800 ✕
what is the latin translation of tardigrade?slow step ✓ quick step ✕ backward motion ✕ forward motion ✕
a tardigrades diet may consist which of the following?plant liquids 1/3 bacteria 1/3 each other 1/3 all of the above ✓
i just wanted to embed this Tweet from molecular biologist Tessa Montague. shared with us is a video she's captured of a tardigrade dropping a deuce! honestly, look at the size of that thing!
Tardigrades are extraordinary. They can survive -270 to +150 degrees celsius, ionizing radiation 100x higher than the lethal dose for humans and the vacuum of outer space.— Tessa Montague (@TessaMontague) May 17, 2018
They also do huge poos. When nature calls...! #turdigrade #embryo2017 #tardigrade @MBLScience @zeiss_micro pic.twitter.com/O2p4frjO0E
so long, little one!