Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Indestructible Creatures No: 4 Tardigrade


Hello Tuesday, what a day I have had, I have been unwell most of the day, in fact driving Leo to school this morning I just wanted to go to sleep after dropping him at school I had to go and get a loaf of bread for Tim and I was in so much pain I just wanted to cry but after a few steps the pain eased up and I picked  up my pace to get stuff done before it returned.

Anyway today I am going  to tell you a bit about a Tardigrade, heard of it, nope, me either............

So a Tardigrade are small and they look like a cute cuddly bear, except bears don't have eight legs this small, slow creature which is also called a moss piglet or a water bear may be one on the toughest animals of all.

Heat, cold, drought, Xrays and the intense pressure of the deep ocean along with the the empty vacuum of space a tardigrade can handle it all and better than other animals as well. They can survive temperatures as high as 150°c (300°f) and as low as -270°c (-458°f) which is pretty much as cold as it can get.

Like the arctic springtails, tardigrades can dry themselves out to survive harsh conditions, but they do it better, they can stay in a super-tough dried out state for years maybe even decades who knows. When they are put back into water they come back to life.

16 comments:

Ricki Treleaven said...

These are so creepy, and this is the first time I've ever heard of them!!! And I love your facts in the previous post, too. :D

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my gosh - where do they live?

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Never ever heard if them. Always learning which is a good thing.

CWMartin said...

Them I do know. But the cartoon was great!

menopausal mama said...

I just heard about these the other day when someone shared the info on Facebook. Interesting little buggers.

Dee said...

Dear Jo-Anne, how did you learn about this marvelous creature? Are you reading a book or did someone use the term???? Peace.

Karen @BakingInATornado.com said...

Never heard of them, guess I learned something new today.

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Yeah never heard of this small weird creature till now myself

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

They can be found all over the world

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Well now you have, I like to introduce people to different things

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Nice to know that you know them

Marg said...

What interesting animals. Never heard or seen them before now. Thanks for this info.

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

I didn't see it on Facebook

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

I have a book about indestructible creatures

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

I like to share these things so people can learn about different creatures

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

You are welcome

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