Ghost of Tardigrade (water bear)

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Jean-marc
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Ghost of Tardigrade (water bear)

Post by Jean-marc »

Hello,

Is it dead or is it an hibernation form ?

Image

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JM

Ernst Hippe
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Post by Ernst Hippe »

Hello JM,
it is the empty hull after disposing the old skin, but with eggs inside.

Mitch640
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Post by Mitch640 »

Nice find JM. I have only read about the hibernation of these guys, but it described it as them rolling up into a ball.

Jean-marc
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Post by Jean-marc »

Hello Mitch, Ernst,

Thank you for your help.

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JM

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