Well hello Tuesday, I am up and dressed, Leo is here and in around 90 minutes I will drive him to school. He is naturally looking forward to school.
So yesterday I went and had the ultrasound of my ankle done and yeah I have torn my Achilles tendon not a complete tear around 80-90%, now I have to wait for my GP to get the report and asks to see me to tell me what next.
So being Tuesday that means it is indestructible creatures day and this week it is the “Seed Shrimp” heard of it, nope, you are not alone.
These very tiny creatures are about the size of a pinhead, now that is tiny..................
They are tiny little crustaceans that are related to crabs and lobsters and live in water near the, bottom or as part of a plankton which is a mass of tiny living things that float around in the water and are usually eaten by other animals, but not humans.
To help them stay safe each Seed Shrimp lives inside its own little shell, which it can clamp tight shut, making it look just like a seed. In their shell they are often able to pass safely through the body of whatever has eaten it such as a frog, then they carry on with whatever they were doing.
Seed Shrimps have very tough eggs, one species lives in ponds that often dry up, its eggs can survive sitting on the dry ground for weeks and then they can hatch when the water returns.
In tests they have survived being frozen, blasted with radiation and deprived of oxygen, that's bloody tough.