They're immortal

They're immortal | TARD | image tagged in memes,tardigrade | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
110 views, 9 upvotes, Made by JakkFrost 1 month ago memestardigrade
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3 ups, 1 reply
LOVE IT!

Did you know you can collect them almost anywhere outside?

They live in moss and... well... everywhere. Think I'll get some in a few weeks (if it warms up).
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2 ups, 1 reply
Doesn't really need to warm up, unless that's for your sake, they can survive incredible extremes. What would you do with them though?
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3 ups, 1 reply
Warmth for me while I go collecting them.

I just like them... and I have a microscope. It would be nice to see them up close.

I guess it started with 'Sea Monkeys'. ;-)
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3 ups, 1 reply
ooooo, imagine if you could get an aquarium with a magnifying glass for a wall, so you could see them without a microscope?
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3 ups, 1 reply
I have three. The fronts are curved for a little magnification. Probably not enough though.

But yeah, that would be awesome. Maybe someone will come up with a digital aquarium wall magnifier - so you can change magnification levels.
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3 ups
Yup, that's the kinda thing I meant :)
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One Does Not Simply Meme | YOU SIMPLY MUST TELL ME WHAT THIS IS. | image tagged in memes,one does not simply | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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3 ups, 1 reply
It's a tardigrade, also known as a water bear. It's a microanimal (usually around 0.5 mm long) and can survive in nearly any environment, apparently including the vacuum of space.
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1 up, 1 reply
Thanks for the science lesson idea!
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2 ups, 1 reply
Well if you're a teacher, a lot of your students might be even more interested, since a macro-sized version was featured in the (atrocious) show Star Trek Discovery.
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1 up, 2 replies
I home school my kids! I like to really reach out and dig up some not so common things for them. They really love stuff like this!
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2 ups, 1 reply
Oh, and for the record, that image was taken with an electron microscope.
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Good to know. I am actually working on saving for a good microscope or two. I think it's necessary if we want to dig down deep and really take a look at the world around us.
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2 ups, 1 reply
Well cool then, glad I could give you something kinda cool to teach them :)
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1 up, 1 reply
They really enjoyed learning about these water bears today. I gave them some basics for today, and at the end I opened up the line for questions. So.... You'll be glad to know there is a video of a tardigrade pooping out there. MIND. BLOWN. LOL.
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2 ups
LMAO, and I'm glad they enjoyed it :)
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