Paramacrobiotus kenianus

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Egg of water bear, the ultimate survivor
Paramacrobiotus kenianus

Tardigrades, or water bears, have more than 1200 species. This work is based on morphology of one tardigrade species Paramacrobiotus kenianus egg. Although tardigrades require at least a film of water surrounding them to be active, they dehydrate and enter into an ametabolic state called "anhydrobiosis" when they encounter dryness. Tardigrades in the anhydrobiotic state can live for several years without nutrition uptake and tolerate vacuum, extremely high pressures, massive doses of ionizing radiation, and wide range of temperatures.

High transparency optical glass

Size and weight
2.0" D × 2.0" W × 2.0" H / 300g