Glass magnet set XL tardigrade 3 items090031
Set of 3 round glass magnets with a tardigrade.
The tardigrade is almost invisible, and yet it is a real animal. It has eight legs, eyes, nerves, muscles and a mouth with a snout. They can survive under extreme conditions for almost 30 years. The tardigrade lives all around us. For example between the moss, on stones or roof tiles that are covered with a little moss. But tardigrades have also been found on high mountains and in deep oceans. They can even survive a trip to space. To survive, the tardigrade puts itself into a kind of sleep mode. It shrivels into a small barrel that contains only 3% water. From that state, he can even wake up again after 30 years, while he normally only lives a few months. As soon as the environment allows it, it will 'come to life' again. A few drops of water are enough.
Do you want to see the tardigrade in real life? This is possible in ARTIS-Micropia, the only microbe museum in the world. At www.micropia.nl you can plan your visit and take a look into the invisible world of microbes.
- Material: glass, magnet
- Dimensions: 5 cm in diameter
- Brand: MTD