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The sibling just said ‘I want a pet tardigrade!’

I asked, ‘What would you do with it?’

They responded, ‘Set it on fire!’

I’m a little worried.

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The #mutant #tardigrade guys, here it is. A little turntable /walk cycle I did. Creature design, modelling, texturing and animation by me. Rigged by @scott.brice . Special thanks to @charliet3r who nailed the displacement map just right and helped with tech issues along the way.

I’m having some massive differences in contrast when comparing Nuke’s viewer, my rendered .mov on my computer, and the same .mov on my phone. I hope it doesn’t look extremely dark for you as it does for me here!

#3dart #mayaautodesk #arnoldrender #3dstudent #creatureartist #turntable #characterdesign #character #monster #lookdev #3danimation #creature #walkingcycle #skillexchange

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#Repost @download.ins

A couple of days ago I took a moss sample from a tree and it was filled with tardigrades of different species, I counted at least six. This clip is a compilation of some of the different ones I found, can you tell them apart? There are around 1200 known species of tardigrade in the world divided on three classes, eutardigrada, heterotardigrada and mesotardigrada. The last class, mesotardigrada, only has one species which was found in Japan in 1937 but got destroyed by an earthquake so some say there are only two classes! In this clip you can see examples of both of these two classes.
This was as always filmed with my iPhone mounted on my microscope with a @ilabcam and the beautiful music was made by @derekmarquez1 .
If you would like to help me make more and better videos like this one, you can support me on which would help me a lot! There is a link in my bio.
#mymicroscopictardigrade #tardigrade #waterbear #science #biology #microbiology #ecology #zoology #nature #animals #species #discovery #microscopic #microworld #labcam #shotoniphone #underthemicroscope #microscope #microscopy #darkfieldmicroscopy (at Urb Los Ficus - Santa Anita)

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Reposted from Sound on!🔈Look at this monster, swinging its head from side to side like an alligator of the microworld. This beast is a huge tardigrade, and this species is a predator! Many tardigrades eat plant material, but some prefer animal cells. They eat anything from single celled organisms to tiny animals like rotifers. This tardigrade is one of the biggest and fastest I have ever seen. It looked like a tank powering through the debris on the slide as it speeded around looking for a meal. This was as always filmed with my iPhone mounted on my microscope with a @ilabcam #underthemicroscope #tardigrade #waterbear #shotoniphone #biology #science #microscopy #microworld #predator #animal #nature #microscope #darkfieldmicroscopy #labcam #microscopic #micro #hunt #microorganisms #microbiology #ecology #mymicroscopictardigrade - #regrann (at Urb Los Ficus - Santa Anita)

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It’s done!

I’m proud of this video and it was fun to film. I plan on doing more videos about microorganisms in the future!

I forgot to mention in the video, but I am using an AmScope M150C microscope at 40x magnification. 

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Little Water Bear aka #Tardigrade
This is really cool - a microscopic look at a tardigrade walking/swimming through algae. I took an original video from AsapSCIENCE and flipped a copy and combined it with the original, credited AsapSCIENCE and placed the caption on top. This lets you feel what it’s like crawling around in a microscopic world in a liquid where everything is a major obstacle. Still, this is a very hearty creature…

“Scientists have reported tardigrades in hot springs, on top of the Himalayas (6,000 m; 20,000 ft, above sea level) to the deep sea (−4,000 m; −13,000 ft) and from the polar regions to the equator, under layers of solid ice, and in ocean sediments. Many species can be found in milder environments such as lakes, ponds, and meadows, while others can be found in stone walls and roofs. Tardigrades are most common in moist environments, but can stay active wherever they can retain at least some moisture.

Tardigrades are considered to be able to survive even complete global mass extinction events due to astrophysical events, such as gamma-ray bursts, or large meteorite impacts. Some of them can withstand extremely cold temperatures down to 1 K (−458 °F; −272 °C) (close to absolute zero), while others can withstand extremely hot temperatures up to 420 K (300 °F; 150 °C) for several minutes, pressures about six times greater than those found in the deepest ocean trenches, ionizing radiation at doses hundreds of times higher than the lethal dose for a human, and the vacuum of outer space. They can go without food or water for more than 30 years, drying out to the point where they are 3% or less water, only to rehydrate, forage, and reproduce. Tardigrades that live in harsh conditions undergo an annual process of cyclomorphosis, allowing for survival in sub-zero temperatures.” - Wikipedia

#LittleWaterBear #MicroscopicCreature #Survivor #TardigradeVideo

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